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Professional Disclosure Statement
Melanie Fuscaldo LPC, NCC
1935 Pauline, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
(734) 788-7806

Purpose of Counseling/Coaching

      I believe the purpose of counseling/coaching is to help you increase your happiness. Together we can begin to identify your unique gifts and interests and explore effective decision-making strategies. You may wish to choose a career that fits you; make your current relationship or job more satisfying; design a professional quality resume; or fine tune your job search strategies. We may explore varied feelings you have; develop concrete plans for retirement; and explore relationship or health issues. My goal is to support you in finding and living your dreams.

My Role As A Counselor/Coach

       Because of my belief in your ability to find your own answers, I see my role as a facilitator. I also provide objective guidance, challenge and support. I will do my best to listen without judgment, help you to identify your intuitive knowledge and aid you in locating relevant resources. I will support you in making your own decisions. If we find your concerns are focused on issues outside my expertise, I may refer you to a more appropriate resource.

Your Role as A Client

       In order to achieve your goals it is important that you take an active role in the process. If you are open to new ideas, willing to take risks and honestly express your thoughts and feelings, we will be able to work most effectively. You may also wish to pursue activities we discuss outside of our session.

Your Rights As A Client

       You have the right to question any of my comments. You can refuse to do anything we negotiate. You have the right to end our counseling/coaching at any point. You have the option to request a free problem consultation meeting with me to discuss any problems in our working relationship. I consider everything we discuss to be confidential unless the topic is governed by the law, such as an intent to commit a crime or evidence of child abuse. I may wish to discuss our conversation with my professional colleagues in order to better serve you or I may be legally obligated to supply information about our work together. If we determine you may be assisted by another professional, you may wish for me to share information about our work together. With your permission and a written consent form I would be happy to serve in this role.

My Credentials and Work Experience

       I hold a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education with a minor in Counseling Psychology from The Ohio State University. I am a Licensed Profession Counselor through the State of Michigan and hold a National Counselor Certification. I worked as a career counselor at The University of Michigan from 1985-1992 and then started my current private practice.

Session Length and Fees

      My regular session is 40 minutes.

      The fee per session is $110.

      Fees are due at time of service. Since your established appointment has been reserved for you, missed or canceled appointments require a 24 hour notice or you will be charged for the session. Cancellations must be communicated by phone, text or email.

Michigan Counselor Licensing Information

     LARA - Bureau of Professional Licensing
     P.O. Box 30670
     Lansing, Michigan 48909
     (517) 373-9196 or (517) 335-0918

     My Michigan Professional Counselor License identification number is 6401000815.
     Verify online at: http://michigan.gov/verifylicense

     My National Certified Counselor (NCC) certificate ID number is 21643.
     Verify online at: http://nbcc.org/verify