Hi, My name is Melissa Gomsrud, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oregon, and a National Certified Counselor. I have over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health and currently operate a private counseling practice in Oregon. I primarily work with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting issues, career issues, and other life challenges.
I enjoy supporting people in their personal therapy journey. My style is warm and down to earth. I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy, to assist you in sharing your story, resolve conflicts and accomplishing peaceful change. It is my belief that problems are often developed and sustained through well-established habits of thinking and behavior. I provide a safe setting, and have a respectful approach, to addressing problems. I work in partnership with you, utilizing your strengths and resources to create positive change!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
OR LPC C1466
My experience with Melissa has been very positive. I recommend her highly.
Written on Aug 26, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Working with Melissa has been nothing short of incredible. She is extremely intelligent and can benefit your life in many ways if you take the time to work with her. She has made a certain impact in my life that I am very thankful for.
Written on Jun 02, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Melissa has been very attentive and a wonderful listener. She makes me feel heard and offers up great advice that makes me look forward to each session. I would recommend counseling by Melissa to anyone.
Written on Jun 01, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Melissa knows me so well and has helped me to overcome SO much anxiety about motherhood, parenting, and related family stress. She's helped me look at my thought patterns from a different perspective and to be more mindful and present in general. My conversations with her have been invaluable!
Written on May 26, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 9 months
I love working with Melissa. She is patient and understanding, offers good tips and suggestions, as well as an array of literature to consider (or not) as needed. I feel like I’m making a lot of progress working with her.
Written on May 18, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues
Melissa is a great therapist!
Written on Jan 07, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues