Melissa Zipfel Williams, LCSW, RPT-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Atlanta
Melissa Zipfel Williams is not currently accepting new clients.
It is my goal as a therapist to help each person become their best self. My practice is two-fold, and I work with clients of all ages. My specialty with children and adolescents centers on those who are struggling with anger, anxiety, grief/loss, abuse, self-esteem, school adjustment, and social skills. I have 15 years of experience counseling in a variety of settings; including public and private school, in-patient residential, child psychiatric unit, and special needs adoption. Although these environments can be very different, one thing is clear - our children face many challenges in their everyday lives.
My adult practice focuses on two areas. First, I work with parents facing challenges with children or co-parents. The focus is on positive parenting and ways to handle and limit difficult situations. I also help individuals facing personal challenges and work to form a pathway to uncover solutions.
What I bring to private practice is a solid understanding of these challenges and direction to help the client gain growth and inner strength. I strongly believe in the relationship between the therapist and client, and treat each situation with the utmost care. Mutual trust is imperative to successful therapy.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Melissa Zipfel Williams now - (404) 205-8588


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Saint Louis University
  • Year Graduated: 2000
  • License No. and State: CSW004357 Georgia


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Association for Play Therapy/RPT-Supervisor
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: Association for Play Therapy/Registered Play Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 2012


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Parenting
  • Anxiety


  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Expressive Arts
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Play
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Family
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2017
Melissa Zipfel Williams, LCSW, RPT-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Atlanta

Melissa Zipfel Williams

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S