Melissa Seastead received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Washington University in 1996 and her MSW from Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work in 1998. Melissa currently provides support for children, adolescents, adults, and families. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, school adjustment, trauma and the use of hypnosis/hypnotherapy. She has extensive experience working with the issues surrounding divorce, parenting, peer relationship conflicts, grief/loss, foster care, and adoption, and has developed a special interest in women's issues and assisting with life transitions. She also has experience using individual and family-based approaches to working with children and adolescents in both out-patient and residential settings. In addition to her private practice, Melissa has consulted with public schools by providing on-site counseling, case management, and urgent care.
Melissa is an active member of NASW (National Association of Social Workers) and NESCH (New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis).