Melissa Tatar-Pickersgill (she/her/hers)

Accepting Clients

A mind-body clinical mental health practice to naturally treat the ANS to feel safe without retelling the story, which IS the trigger.

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Morrisville, PA

About My Clients

I educate about and treat clinically the emotion regulation and coping strategies specific to the ASD/ADHD with PTSD child/adult's neurodiversity that may have either a known or unbeknown reason(s) for the client's behavior(s) like anxiety management or violent outbursts that often self-sabotage their hoped for good outcomes by facilitating a multicultural and trauma-informed therapy approach that combine talk therapy, a top down approach together with evidence-based bottom up approaches.

My Background and Approach

My approach is Person Centered with Impact Therapy's model directing the session's framework. Trauma-Informed, I am certified to facilitate evidence based neuroscience interventions to treat PTSD, however the client is not required to have a specific painful memory recalled to treat their symptoms. Parent counseling consultations are available in combination with ANS self-regulation brain-hacks workshops. I prefer to be called by my nickname, Missy. I am a PA-Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Autism/ADHD with PTSD and Addiction Management/Prevention, a National Board Certified Counselor, NARM I informed, a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner, a Certified Clinical Trauma Practitioner, and I completed the Certificate in Trauma Stress Studies from the Trauma Research Center in Boston, MA.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

To me, the client is my boss who hired me to perform a service to provide research and evidence-based interventions. It is the client's responsibility to decided for themselves what I provide is to be considered useful to the client to engage further with curiosity to learn, test, try, practice, etc. and is not the therapist's decision. My trauma-informed motto is “Stop the Story… The story IS the trigger.!” Therefore, if the body’s part to play/act out, even to the thought about the story’s recall to discuss it, the body will shift into a physical state to be already primed for when [the time is perceived] to “need to” move fast; thus, to involuntarily re-act to the story’s trigger. Thus, the muscle memory in the body must be treated first prior to any type of discussion of the story. How is this done…well that’s what my brain-hacks are for!

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Oxford Health Plan
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 350/session


Email Melissa
25 E Bridge Street
Morrisville, PA 19067

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