Melanie A. Popiolek, MA, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Nationally Certified Counselor
LLPC Counseling Supervisor (Oakland University trained)
Melanie A. Popiolek, MA, LPC, NCC is a fully-licensed and nationally board-certified Professional Counselor. Integrating psychodynamic, humanistic, and feminist theories into her practice, her work has centered on treating women’s issues across the lifespan, clients with Traumatic Brain Injuries, homeless/at-risk youth, foster/adopted youth, trauma, and clients with substance abuse issues. Melanie also has specialized training and experience in working with military populations. She understands that military service members and their families are members of a unique culture that has an impact on all aspects of family functioning, even after military service has ended. Melanie has a special love for serving military and veteran populations, and is currently writing her dissertation on the bereavement experience of military wives who have lost an active duty spouse to suicide. As the parent of a child with a rare metabolic disorder, Melanie understands the strain that chronic illness can put on a family, and she can help individuals and families dealing with chronic illness to navigate the emotional challenges that come with daily life.
Melanie regularly presents at national professional conferences, and she is available for LLPC group supervision. She is a former President of the Michigan Counseling Association, and a former Chair of the Midwest Region of the American Counseling Association.
- Career/Educational Counseling
- Chronic Illness
- Substance Abuse
- Women’s Issues
Education and Training
- Mental Health Specialization – Oakland University
- Master of Arts, Counseling – Oakland University
- Bachelor of Science, Counseling Psychology – Rochester College