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Melanie Smith, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

Hello and thanks for taking that first step towards a therapeutic relationship! I am a licensed social worker in Oregon with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence.

I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where your thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

If you're facing hard challenges and decisions, we'll process that together in a way that makes sense for you and formulate your goals so they don't seem so overwhelming. I'm straightforward and honest with my clients, and hope for a mutually transparent relationship. Solution-focused and and goal-oriented, I employ mindfulness techniques in my practice as a way to interrupt intrusive or racing thoughts. I value humor as a strength as we navigate this wild world.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Services offered

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melanie Smith. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Melanie is phenomenal! If you put in the effort, she will work you to the solution. Best therapist I have had in my life. Able to work through difficult things:

Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Melanie makes me feel very comfortable and consistently addresses my concerns, giving me tools & ideas to help me along my journey.

Written on Jul 25, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

My short time with Melanie has been very helpful and productive.

Written on Jul 10, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Melanie was a great therapist to work with! She jumped right in to better understand my current issues and concerns. Her attentive listening skills enabled us to brainstorm some solutions while also identifying a few thought distortions in my way.
I would highly recommend her and hope to talk with her again.

Written on Jun 03, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 4 months on issues concerning grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Melanie is very helpful and supportive. She provides a practical approach to coaching and navigating challenges. I really appreciate her!

Written on Apr 09, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd