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Professional Disclosure Statement
Melanie Fuscaldo LPC, NCC
1935 Pauline, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
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
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 45 minutes.
The fee per session is $110.
Fees are due at time of service. Checks or cash are accepted. 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, not by 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