I am licensed in Colorado with 9 years of professional work experience. I have over 20 years total mental health experience with helping clients manage stress and anxiety, anger management, increase motivation, self-esteem and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Just remember, mistakes are proof that you are trying your best. Thank you for allowing me to help you and the best of luck to you!
Additional areas of focus: Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
CO LCSW CSW.09928936
Melissa is compassionate and an engaged therapist
Written on Dec 10, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes
Fletch is a great listener. Great practical advice out of the shoot
Written on Dec 02, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Melissa is an experienced therapist who gives great tools, is an excellent listener and provides a type of realness in her support that makes it very easy to open up and build a trusting relationship.
Written on Nov 30, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and parenting issues
Fletcher is amazing! She is understanding, empathic and gives clear perspective on things that may not be clear to me in the moment.
Written on Nov 30, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Honestly I was nervous about signing up but always wanted to. I found the perfect person who is helping me navigate and after 3 weeks I already feel like this is the guidance that I need and is allowing me to reflect on decisions and choices I've made or will make. Honestly best therapist ever and I'm not biased because she's my first one.
Written on Nov 17, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
She listened and knew the right questions to ask.
Written on Nov 12, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and anger management