About Dr. Melissa Arnott

Melissa Arnott, Ed.D. LPC CAC

A counselor and educator, Dr. Arnott maintains a private counseling practice for individuals, families and group. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Addictions Counselor Diplomat, and holds an International Certification for Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor.

She earned a BA in Liberal Studies, with a concentration in Psychology from Neumann College, a Master of Science degree in Counseling Education from West Chester University and her Doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University.

As an educator, she has developed a mentoring/coaching program designed to assist university students both with and without disabilities to achieve academic success. Dr. Arnott is committed to supporting individuals in succeeding in all aspects of their lives.

Dr. Melissa Arnott


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Melissa Arnott, Ed.D. LPC CAC
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Professional Education
Ed.D. Counseling Psychology
M.S. Counseling Education
B.A. Psychology/Liberal Studies

Professional Counselor, (L.P.C.) Commonwealth of PA # PC000589

Certified Addictions Counselor, (CAC) Diplomat PCACB
Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor International Certification
Volunteer & Service Leadership, Neumann College
Group Psychotherapy, American Group Psychotherapy Association

Philosophical Base
I operate from an Existential/Person-Centered philosophy that emphasizes meaning in one’s life, responsibility, and the pursuit “to be that self which one truly is” Soren Kierkegaard.
I view counseling as a process by which I facilitate my clients in exploration, clarification and identification of their needs and help them to make changes in cognitions and behaviors that will result in the attainment of life satisfaction and self-acceptance.

Counseling Approach
From an Existential/Person Centered philosophy, I utilize the Multi-modal approach to counseling which is holistic, person-centered, and empirically based. Relying on research, I employ my diverse training and integrate an array of therapeutic interventions that will yield optimum results for the individual and the issues presented.

Areas of Training
Individual Counseling • Parenting Issues
Career Counseling • Training/Workshops
Organizational Development • Crisis Intervention
Family Counseling • Group Counseling
Abuse/Sexuality • Addictions Counseling
Depression/Anxiety • Stress Management
Anger Management • Mental Health Issues
Education/Academic • ADD Coaching
Values Clarification/Planning • Assessment & Evaluation
Clinical Supervision

Ethical Standards
I subscribe to the code of ethics of the following organizations. Copies are available and will be discussed with the client upon request.
State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
American Counseling Association
Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board

All information discussed in counseling will be treated as confidential except in instances when the client becomes a serious threat to self or others, when mandated by the law or upon an insurance company’s request for information regarding reimbursement of fees.

Professional Memberships
American Association of Specialist in Group Work
American Group Psychotherapy Association
Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
International Association of Addictions & Offenders Counselors
Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB), Certification
The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
Pennsylvania Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors (PAAOC)
American Counseling Association
Pennsylvania Counseling Association

“Excellence can be attained if you…. Care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, & expect more than others think is possible.”