Melissa Calderon

LCSW
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About Me

Hello my name is Melissa Calderon and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of California. I have a bachelor and master's in social work from the University of Southern California (USC). Social work has been a calling for me, one that is honorable and respectful to human life and experiences. I am a social worker who is compassionate and who takes honor in knowing you, YOU as who you are with your struggles, fears and difficult or traumatic life experiences. My role as a therapist is to meet you where you are, to walk with you, to process thoughts and feelings, and assist you in identifying needs, strengths, internal/ external resources. I believe in the change that can happen in the individual and restoration of a persons life through the therapeutic process and client- therapist relationship.

I draw from multiple approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy to address the unhelpful thoughts and feelings that may lead to unhelpful behaviors, solution-focused therapy to find solutions in the present time, problem- solving techniques, motivational interviewing to address ambivalence, etc. I practice therapy with a trauma focused and informed lens.

I have experience in treating depression. anxiety, problems between parent and child, teenage difficulties, abandonment/ rejection, juvenile system, and much more.
I invite you to begin your healing process one step and one day at a time.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LCSW #91290 (Expires: 2023-08-31)