Dr. Melissa Alois
I recognize that therapy can be a difficult and painful process at times. My overarching goal is to create a warm and trusting relationship between us, so you will feel safe to openly explore different parts of yourself and the challenges you face, and become empowered to heal yourself and move forward in your life.
My strength in psychotherapy is the thoughtful rapport I develop and nurture with each of my clients. My approach is integrative. I rely upon several, different types of therapy, based on your unique needs and preferences, and I always want to ensure the most thorough and maximum benefit of your time with me. My priority is to assist you in overcoming any fear of or unfamiliarity you may have with therapy, and help you feel confident and supported as I guide you toward stronger emotional health. As you progress on your journey, I will consistently provide you with the tools you need to analyze your challenges, remove your self-imposed or ingrained roadblocks, and learn how to navigate through them.
My approach is integrative, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), narrative, psychodynamic, and interpersonal therapies. I have had extensive experience working with high school students over two years, at two different schools. This included co-teaching experience. I have also worked at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, providing intensive treatment for patients of all ages, with mood and anxiety disorders. I co-led adult groups, conducted patient assessments, and provided crisis management and patient stabilization. I have also had a year of clinical experience in a college setting, providing individual short- and long-term therapy for college students who presented with a broad range of psychological issues.
I earned my B.A. in Psychology from Villanova University; and both a Masters Degree in Professional Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, from William James College. My clinical interests are varied, and include identity development, emerging adulthood, life transitions, relationships, depression, and body-image concerns.
Collaborating with the Psychologists and integrative therapists at CCC enhances my diverse experience in diagnoses and treatment, and encourages me to sustain the warm and personal relationships I develop with every client. Rest assured that your personal path toward emotional health and increased well-being will always be my foremost concern.
Issues Commonly Addressed
• Identity development
• Emerging adulthood
• Life transitions
• Mood disorders
• Body-image concerns
• PsyD, Clinical Psychology, William James College
• M.A., Professional Psychology, William James College
• B.A., Psychology, Villanova University
Age Groups Served
• Adolescents/Teenagers (14-19)