Dr. Melanie Wilson is a clinical psychologist in the Philadelphia area with over 20 years of experience. She specializes in helping high-functioning professionals control their consumption of alcohol without being labeled (or mislabeled) "alcoholic." Her approach is research-based, collaborative and motivational.
Dr. Wilson is member of The Addiction Project, a global network of therapists and hypnotherapists who specialize in Relapse Prevention and Addiction Freedom, using evidence-based methodology, including brain research, hypnosis, NLP, motivational enhancement.
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I have been a doctoral-level, clinical psychologist, licensed in the State of Pennsylvania, for over 20 years. I have worked in schools, hospitals, corporations and private practice, helping individuals and families solve problems, figure out solutions, create change and live happier, healthier lives. I have taught and facilitated workshops, given talks, and I have contributed regularly for a parenting magazine.
Although I’ve worked with a broad range of psychological issues, I developed a particular interest and expertise in helping people with alcohol-related problems about 8 years ago. Several of the clients that I had been seeing for other types of things confided that they were having some trouble with alcohol.
A few of them had tried to get help for their problematic drinking behavior through traditional approaches, and had pretty much given up hope. I had come to know and respect these clients through our other work together, and I felt that there just had to be a better way. And there was, and there is!
I began doing extensive research and seeking up-to-date training in the area of understanding and treating compulsive habits and addictive behaviors – problematic alcohol use in particular – using evidence-based techniques.
There is quite a bit of new information out there, in terms of the wide spectrum of alcohol use and misuse. There is a whole menu of choices for change, and a number of evidence-based effective treatment strategies.
This was so different from what I was taught in graduate school. The conventional wisdom was to send your patient to AA if they have a drinking problem, and don’t accept them into counseling for other problems until they go to AA and stop the drinking. That just seems ridiculous, and a little cruel.
I don't use pejorative labels such as "addict" or "alcoholic." Why should a person's identity be summarized by one name-calling label? It can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. An unnecessary, negative hypnotic curse.
Recently I completed another training in the area of Addiction Freedom and Relapse Prevention with The Addiction Project, a global network of therapists and hypnosis specialists who help people struggling with addictions become and remain addiction-free.
I hope we get a chance to work together. I would love to meet you and to hear your story. I would love to be able to help! Please don’t struggle with this another day. Give me a call at 610-526-9111.
- 4 Day Group Intensive
- 4 Day Private Intensive
- One Month Intensive
- Three Month Intensive
- Weekly Free group sessions (presentation intro)
- In Treatment centers, residential and outpatient
- Sales Presentations for treatment centers (with support and training)
- Schools, Colleges, University Workshops