Hello and welcome!
My name is Melanie Marsh and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado with more than 20 years in the mental health field. After completing my Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at Iowa State University in 2001, I had the opportunity to work with struggling youth in a residential treatment setting for 7 years in Iowa. I then made the move to the beautiful mountains of Colorado in 2008 and obtained my Master of Counseling degree from Colorado Christian University in 2011. While working towards my counseling degree I had the wonderful opportunity to work with children who had autism and their families. Since graduating in 2011, I have worked with a variety of individuals who struggle on a daily basis. I primarily work with teenagers and young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma, abuse, grief/loss, attachment issues, LGBTQ+ issues, and other life challenges.
My approach to therapy is a relaxed and non-judgmental mix of CBT (how thoughts turn into feelings and behaviors), mindfulness, solution-focused, and motivational discussions. I will focus on your strengths, abilities and skills to help you achieve your individualized goals. It is important to me to meet each person where they are at, allowing a safe, supportive, and respectful environment. I am here to understand more about you and what has brought you to therapy. I would be honored to help you on your journey in creating a happier and healthier life.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CO LPC LPC.0011648
Melanie is genuine, compassionate, down-to-earth, and full of insight and practical ideas. I'm really going to miss our sessions, but I am doing so much better because of her excellent help. Her knowledge of autism really assisted me in my journey as a carer. Melanie helped me with family dynamics, with stress and trauma, and with learning to look after my own wellbeing. Thank you, Melanie - you're amazing! :-)
Written on Jul 21, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue
Melanie is incredibly personable and level headed. She is very thoughtful with her responses and asks good thought provoking questions to get the the heart of the matter. Definitely recommend!
Written on Mar 21, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd