Five star ratings read...
"Amazing professional. Compassionate, helpful, supportive and knowledgeable."
"Melissa is attentive, a good listener, and shows genuine concern. She provides thoughtful, practical, and useful feedback. Allows for flexible scheduling, ways to pay, and type of visit (in-person or on phone)."
"Melissa is an insightful caring person who is very dedicated to her work. I would recommend her."
"I started seeing Melissa in one of those low moments of life. I was fired from an important job and my low self esteem and social anxiety weren't helping either. I was petrified of making small talk during events with big groups of people. It was my first time going to therapy, so I really didn't know what to expect. Thankfully we clicked right from the get go. Melissa is the most focused, attentive, amazing listener and I always felt like I was talking to a friend. Her feedback was given in such a way that it would make me think outside the box and through mindfulness I was able to feel more present and not so much inside my head. I enjoyed every session and I would definitely recommend her to anyone that is struggling. Just the feeling of being listened to and cared for, was the biggest reward of all. "
"I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder in my twenties and BP II in my thirties. The social anxiety was treatable with medication (Clonazepam). My bipolar II diagnosis came after a long bout with depression where I found that most medication had either zero effect or an adverse effect on me, this is when I first tried psychotherapy. Following my fathers death I went through an extended hypomanic episode which led to a debilitating crash. I sought help and found Melissa Cramer / Grow Heal Love. Not every therapist will be the right one for you, I was very lucky to find Melissa Cramer. Our weekly sessions usually began with mindfulness training, a guided meditation that allowed me to be more present for talk therapy. I have had therapists turn me down as a client because “I may be disruptive” being bipolar and a sundry list of other absurdities. My BP disorder was a non-issue with Melissa. Yes, some days I may be racing a bit and talking a mile a minute or be a bit down but I always felt calm and centered after each session. Ms Cramer’s demeanor is the same when seeing me manic or depressed which I came to really appreciate, it’s a mood disorder not a death sentence. I feel a debt of gratitude to Melissa Cramer as through our sessions I am teaching again, making art and embarking on a new business endeavor."
"As a client of Melissa's for the past 2 years, I couldn't have asked for a more focused, engaged and professional therapist. I sought a therapist that might assist me in navigating my bouts of depression, and suicidal ideation. What I found in Melissa, is a warm, gentle, empathic and compassionate soul who listens intently, and truly cares for my well being."
Anxiety & Depression
Life Transitions/Lifestyle Changes
(College, divorce, retirement, assisted living, medical dx)
Mindfulness-based interventions are successful in treating anxiety, depression, chronic pain, chronic stress, etc. Mindfulness practice can be challenging. Movement...
Creating and maintaining change requires a balance of acceptance/understanding of the current situation and clearly identifying goals/direction...