I am a licensed clinical social worker in Colorado with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist and case manager. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance abuse or addiction issues, PTSD or other trauma related issues, life changes, and grief to name a few.
My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe the therapeutic relationship is immensely important to the success of therapy. Therefore, I will create a space where you feel comfortable sharing your concerns and developing the necessary insight and tools to make positive changes. I believe there is not a one size fits all approach to therapy, so I use an eclectic style of treatment approaches that include cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, humanistic, motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic.
Taking the first step to improving your life and mental health can be scary and overwhelming, but it also shows courage. I am here to walk with you and empower you on that journey.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Military and Veterans Issues, Paranoia, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CO LCSW CSW.09923891
Melissa is a thoughtful listener who asks helpful questions that move me in a better direction. I appreciate her advice and insight.
Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
She has been one of the most kind and caring therapists I've ever had in my life. She understands me even when I don't understand myself. She has been helping me come to terms with and deal with my mental disabilities in a healthy way. For the first time in my life, I feel like I'm getting better thanks to her.
Written on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Very happy with my experience, always helpful and good at providing “homework” for me to do throughout the month to improve my mental health
Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, grief, and intimacy-related issues
I LOVE my time with Melissa. She is amazing and helps me on so many levels.
Written on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and adhd
I’m really happy with the connection I’m having with Melissa. She’s really helping me deal with my issues and I’m excited to see what progress I’ll be making with every session we have!
Written on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management
I have never had a therapist who understands me more than Melissa. She is able to not only help me with my current issues but also show me how my current behaviour is affected by my past. She truly is a huge blessing in my life and I'm so thankful to have her support and help.
Written on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse