Clinical Social Work Intern

Melissa Kopel, BA

Melissa is an intern and a second-year Master's of Social Work student at Rutgers University. She has experience working with young adults, adults, and seniors in a mental health counseling capacity. She hopes to tailor counseling sessions to the client's needs, whether they are looking for a safe space to talk or guidance in a goal-oriented setting.
Melissa creates an open, nonjudgmental space for clients. She sees each person as a whole person and as one who is part of a larger, complex environment that affects each individual uniquely. She honors the richness of the human experience, embracing differences in each client's race, cultural background, gender expression, sexual orientation, and age.