I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina with three years of clinical experience working in an outpatient medical setting. I specialize in working with older adults, family caregivers, and adults living with chronic illnesses addressing issues common for these populations, including grief and loss, stress, depression, anxiety, and end of life.
I believe in the power of the human relationship as a healing force and basis for all successful therapeutic partnerships. Our work together will be rooted in my value of your inherent worth and dignity, unconditional positive regard for your personhood, and compassion for the circumstances that brought you therapy.
My therapeutic approach is person-centered and client-directed, combining aspects of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. You are the expert of your own experience, you already have the tools and strength to overcome challenges and achieve your goals, I am simply here to provide structure and guidance along your path to healing.
I am proud of your decision to care for yourself by seeking out support for your mental and emotional health and look forward to the opportunity to partner with you on this journey!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Hospice and End of Life Counseling
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C014677
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She has been a big help and is very supportive. I look forward to our sessions.
Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Melisa for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Melisa is amazing! She listens and cares about what I am saying and tries to have me look at it in a different mindset. I would recommend her to anyone
Written on Oct 16, 2022 after therapy with Melisa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief
Ms.Patterson is very helpful and a cool person to talk to I feel very comfortable around her.
Written on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Melisa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Written on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Melisa for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes
Melisa is amazing. Listens, cares, takes extra time on days she knows may be tougher than others. Checks in constantly and she is such a Blessing to me and I am so grateful for her to be my therapist!! She has helped me so much in such little time!!
Written on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Melisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Written on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Melisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety