Melissa Glynn-Hyman is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over seventeen years of clinical experience providing counseling and therapeutic support to children, adolescents, adults and families. Melissa received her Master’s in Social Work degree from the Simmons College School of Social Work with additional specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the treatment of anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, PTSD, and conduct disorders through Judge Baker’s Children Center and Harvard University.
Melissa has served as the Clinical Social Worker at the Lyme and Pans Treatment Center in Cohasset, MA since it opened in January of 2016. In this role she provides individual, family and group psychotherapy, acts as liaison between the medical team and patients, and works with school systems to develop independent educational plans that best suit student needs.
Melissa had a private practice in Brookline, MA for three years seeing individuals and families. For twelve years Melissa worked at the Brookline Community Mental Health Center where she provided community, home, and school-based interventions, as well as served as a liaison within an elementary school in Brookline. She also acted as the Program Coordinator for New Pathways, a runaway and homeless youth program which provided emotional support, advocacy and temporary housing for youth aged 12-19. Other experiences included work in a residential care facility for adolescents, a protective services program for the elderly, and a hospice/VNA agency.
Personal experiences with Lyme/PANS led to Melissa’s initial exploration and understanding of the disease and how it effects both the person living with it and those around them. Since 2014, Melissa has been the Co-Vice President of the New England PANS/PANDAS Association, an organization that advocates, educates and helps families gain access to resources and support.