Melissa Counts


  • Social Worker


  • Masters in social work, University of Massachusetts Global


I have six years of social work experience as a victim advocate providing trauma informed treatment, psychoeducation and legal advocacy services. During that time, I served as the confidential student advocate for Oberlin College and Lorain County Community College. I have worked as a prevention educator within the county to provide education on healthy relationship skill building for issues related to consent and boundaries.

I have training in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness-Based Interventions. My areas of interest are working with individuals impacted by gender-based violence, traumatic grief/loss, PTSD, anxiety, social anxiety, family of origin issues, burnout, interpersonal conflicts, sexual and gender identity issues.

As a social worker, I believe in creating a supportive space with clients and taking a present centered approach. I encourage self-awareness, healing from past-life events and developing a sense of empowerment within your identity. I partner with clients to assist in helping them to define their goals for personal growth and learning how to advocate for their needs.

Counts is supervised by Amy Salim.