Primary Care - Westport
Internal Medicine Associates of Westport, P.C.Book Now
333 Post Rd W.
Westport, CT 06880
Meet the team
Elizabeth J.R. McKinnis, MD
Nuvance Health Medical PracticesSpecialties
- Internal Medicine
Behavioral Health ConsultantsNuvance Health is dedicated to providing primary care and behavioral health services to you and your family. Scheduling an appointment with a Behavioral Health Consultant just became easier – your trusted primary care provider can refer you directly. Our unique partnership is located right inside your primary care office and allows for the identification of mental health concerns and major mental health issues that may need referrals for additional treatment.
What is a Behavioral Health Consultant?
Our team consists of experienced, Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) who provide medical and behavioral health-focused care for problems resulting from medical illnesses, mental health related issues or substance use. Our team utilizes a special set of skills to help you and your family more successfully manage illnesses through the continuum of care.
What do Behavioral Health Consultants offer?
Behavioral Health Consultants may help with the treatment of:
- Chronic pain
- Mental health issues
- Substance use concerns
- Caregiver stress
- Acute and chronic medical conditions
Services include but are not limited to:
- Grief counseling
- Relaxation techniques
- Nutrition & exercise
- Sleep hygiene
- Coping skills & mindfulness
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
- Health coaching
- Brief talk therapy
- Motivational interventions
Meet the Westport team
Melissa Hopco, LCSW
Melissa Hopco is a licensed clinical social worker with over 6 years of clinical experience. She has worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults and families with a wide range of mental health or substance use challenges. Melissa also has experience providing individual and group therapy in community and outpatient settings.
She values the importance of using a person-centered and holistic approach to help patients overcome challenges and feel empowered to continue to manage challenges. Melissa utilizes a range of modalities including: cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, trauma-informed treatment, motivational interviewing, interpersonal therapy, psychodynamic therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy.
Melissa enjoys spending quality time with loved ones, traveling, reading, spending time outdoors, yoga, meditation and volunteering in a variety of ways to help her community.