Dr. Melanie Sholtis is a licensed psychologist with 17 years of experience providing assessments of children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly to include psychological evaluations, psychoeducational evaluations, neuropsychological evaluations, and forensic evaluations. She also provides psychotherapy to adults and couples. Dr. Sholtis received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Towson University and her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the American Professional School of Psychology. She has worked in a variety of settings to include substance abuse treatment centers, inpatient hospital units, private practice, schools, and detention centers.
Dr. Sholtis has extensive knowledge of substance use disorders and the process of recovery and has worked with couples and individuals in various stages of recovery. She has a goal-focused, active approach to psychotherapy that emphasizes work to effect change in measurable steps. Dr. Sholtis specializes in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorders, and anger management, in addition to couples with an emphasis on increased intimacy and communication skills. She conducts assessments for a wide variety of referral questions including but not limited to: ADHD in children and adults, Autism Spectrum Disorder (HF), diagnostic clarification for treatment purposes, dementia, learning disabilities, parental fitness, evaluations as part of the adoption process, and risk assessment.