Hello! I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Washington, Colorado, and New Mexico. I have worked with many populations including children, adolescents, families, and individual adults. I have also worked in a variety of settings including agency/office, schools, and military installations.
I typically operate from the humanistic perspective in which I believe that you are the expert of you and that you already have the ability within you to overcome the most challenging times. I will be there to support you, remind you of your strengths, and ensure that you do not feel alone on your journey. Our relationship will be nonjudgmental, encouraging, and by believing in the power you have within you we will work together to determine what you wish to accomplish during our time. We don't need to have a set agenda and I will follow your experiences in each of our times together.
I look forward to hearing from you and being alongside you for your journey.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Fertility Issues , Military and Veterans Issues Read more...
LMHC ##LH60510510 (Expires: 2021-02-25)
LPC #LPC.0014082 (Expires: 2021-08-01)
LPCC #CCMH0198061 (Expires: 2021-09-01)
Melissa has worked hard to understand what is going on and how she can help. I've enjoyed her responses to every message I've sent her. Some of them were extremely thought provoking and challenged my ideas in positive ways that led to positive outcomes. Thank you.
Melissa is the first counselor in my 61 years that I've felt comfortable enough to follow through. Trust and abandonment along with a whole lot of other crap are issues of mine. She's truly the first professional that has been there and I feel her commitment. I'm grateful for her and I can always count on her to check in exactly when I need her. :)
I have only been working with Melissa for a couple of weeks however, in that amount of time she has been absolutely wonderful. She does a phenomenal job of responding promptly and compassionately. I've been able to share some really overwhelming life situations with her and she has been nothing but gracious. She responds helpfully and allows me to really reflect on my own thoughts while giving me some supportive feedback. I really appreciate the kind of guidance she offers.
Melissa has consistently responded to me in an objective & timely fashion when I’ve needed it. This is my first experience using this service & I would highly recommend this avenue to people who are seeking help but unable to attend face-to-face traditional counseling for whatever reason, Melissa is AWESOME!
I was a hardcore skeptic of this service, and I am thrilled (blessed) to have overcome my skepticism to connect with Melissa. She's exactly the counselor I needed: her expertise in family counseling and working with children is actually quite helpful for me (both as a childhood abuse survivor and as an at times reluctant stepmom). She's able to foster such empathy and support even thought phone calls / emails / messages -- I didn't think that would be possible outside of in-person counseling. She's patient with my long-windedness and lack of "get to the point," but she herself is quite concise with questions, advice, resources and support -- each time I've rambled my way through a reaction (or overreaction) she's had a helpful, understandable, usable tool or behavior to help -- paired with empathy and support. I'm really grateful for this service: my life (and location, and work schedule) don't allow for in person counseling right now, but I have been in the kind of "dark place" where it's not an option to skip the support entirely. I'm super grateful that I've been able to find this support through these challenges, in a way that reduces instead of adding stress to my life and calendar.
Melissa is extremely easy to talk to and so many times over the months we have been working together, she's been able to ask questions in such a way that makes me think from a different perspective to help determine why I'm having the feelings I'm having. She's been extremely helpful, caring, kind and a joy to work with during this difficult time in my life.
I think Melissa is great counselor. I think she has helped me tremendously with my struggles and she cares about what I’m feeling.
Very attentive and understanding. She really listens and tries to understand to the best of her ability. I’ve made great life progress since I’ve begun counseling with Ms Dewlen.
Very responsive and understanding.
Melissa was very responsive and a great listener. She gave great advice when I was going through a hard time, and that was exactly what I needed.