Melinda S. Warner, Ed.D., ABPdN

Licensed Psychologist

Provider type: Psychotherapist

Patient Age: Child & Adolescent

Services Provided: Consultation, Clinical Evaluation, and Psychotherapy

About Melinda S. Warner, Ed.D., ABPdN

Melinda S. Warner, Ed.D., ABPdN provides a comprehensive approach to therapy treating depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and adjustment to changes in life circumstances. Parents, nurses, teachers, grandparents and other caregivers enjoy her sense of humor enjoy and benefit from counseling with Dr. Warner.

Dr Warner provides consultations for children and young adults from birth through age 22. She specializes in the treatment of children with questions of developmental disorders, medical and neurological disorders, spina bifida, multiple kinds of genetic conditions, stress-related disorders (e.g., headache, chronic pain, IBS, insomnia, hypertension), depression and anxiety disorders. She also treats those with concerns related to education, learning, and development, as well as those looking to make health-behavior/lifestyle changes.

Dr. Warner provides individual therapy using a relational, play-based approached with very young children, and a more verbal, problem-based approach with older children. She utilizes a variety of modalities including stress-management/relaxation techniques, mindfulness-based interventions and Motivational Interviewing (MI) depending on clients’ needs and ability to tolerate a given approach. CBT counseling is available when or if Dr. Warner feels it would be the most effective modality.

It is her strong belief that no child is "too young" nor "too damaged" to be helped by a well-trained, highly-experienced clinician. Depending on the age and development of the child, she may work with the child alone, the parent alone, or with the child and their primary caregiver simultaneously. In addition, Dr. Warner feels more than comfortable working with people of all ages whose lives have been touched by mass disaster.

Specialties

  • ADD & ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adoption
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Childhood Behavioral Problems
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Ethnic Identity/Acculturation
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • Medical / Health Related Conditions
  • Mindfulness Based Treatment
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Related Behavioral Difficulties
  • Panic Disorders
  • Phobias
  • School/Educational/Learning Disorders
  • Self Harm
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Tics
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Young Child (ages 0-6)
  • Education & Certifications

    Dr. Warner received her doctoral training in Counseling Psychology at Boston University, including a pre-doctoral internship at Tufts-New England Medical Center and a practicum at the Atlanticare Medical Center in Lynn, MA. Prior to her doctoral training, Dr. Warner received a Master’s Degree in Counseling at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Additionally, Dr. Warner earned a Post-doctoral Certificate in Clinical Health Psychology from William James University (previously the MA School of Professional Psychology) in Jamaica Plain, MA.

    Specialized training in work with low birth weight and/or premature babies was acquired when Dr. Warner worked with NICU Follow-up teams at Boston Children's Hospital and then at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children - North Shore, Salem, MA.

    Dr. Warner is board-certified at the Diplomate level in Pediatric Neuropsychology but does not provide Evaluation Services within our practice. Her Neuropsychology background informs her therapy interventions. She obtained Diplomate status with the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology in 2005.

    Locations

    Lynnfield

    6 Kimball Lane
    Suite 305
    Lynnfield, MA 01940

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