Melissa Pagarigan

(LCSW)

About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been a practicing clinician for 4 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, familial issues, and ADHD. I have also provided services to individuals who have experienced physical, sexual and emotional trauma.

I take a personal approach to my counseling. I believe in taking a personal approach and building a strong relationship with clients in order to assist them through the storm. I utilize a cognitive behavioral, humanistic and strengths based counseling approach. Each therapeutic approach is personalized to the clients needs.

It takes strength to get help when needed. The first step is always the most difficult. If you are ready to to take that leap, I am here to help and empower you.

I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , ADHD
Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #6951-C (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by E.L. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

I love Melissa. She is amazing and I appreciate her level of involvement. She actually listens and provides feedback but also knows when to just be a sounding board and it's truly appreciated. She is the reason I have decided to stay with BetterHelp.

Written by R.A. on May 23, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

It’s only been a week and I’m super comfortable with Melissa. She’s super sweet and attentive. This is my first attempt at therapy and so far, it’s great. Her sense of calmness and I don’t know how, always seems to help me feel better.

Written by D.E. on May 21, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Although I haven’t been talking with Melissa very long, she’s helped target some really serious issues I need to handle almost immediately. It’s great having someone to talk to and having the option of video chatting (which I haven’t done but hope to do so in the near future). I’m very happy with BetterHelp so far!

Written by K.I. on May 17, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

I had to switch counselors due to my previous switching to a private service. But so far, Melissa's been really great for me. Oftentimes, I just need a sounding board, but I have had a few instances where my depression dipped pretty low, and being able to reschedule my appointment for sooner and letting her know what was going on was immensely helpful in just doing those simple things. She's helped me out some dark places that I don't think I would have been able to leave on my own.

Written by M.E. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Melissa is wonderful and so understanding. She never makes me feel judged and helps me learn more about my struggles every session.

Written by E.M. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and adhd

I feel so lucky to have gotten matched with Melissa. I've been with many other therapists in the past and I've never had one that makes me feel as understood as Melissa. Melissa is super understanding and nonjudgmental. She gives me things to work on and I feel like it really makes a difference!

Written by B.R. on Apr 03, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks

Melissa has been super awesome! She has been beyond helpful & very understanding! I don't feel any judgement coming from her at all & that's what makes me like her even more!! Thank you Melissa for always being there for me!

Written by A.U. on Mar 31, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Melissa is great!

Written by S.H. on Mar 20, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning grief

Melissa is absolutely amazing, I would suggest her to anyone that needed a counselor!! I was going through a very rough time in my life and she really helped me through it, along with checked in on me multiple times to make sure I was doing okay.

Written by M.O. on Dec 05, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Melissa is so wonderful to chat with. I'm so glad to have been paired with her. She's helped me, while I was at a crossroads, to keep in mind what is most important to me; Guiding me back to my own self.

Written by A.R. on Dec 05, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

She is a great counselor and in the short time that I have been doing therapy with her I feel myself getting better

Written by S.P. on Nov 21, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar dis

I’ve been through a lot and it’s nice to connect with someone. I feel very comfortable with Melissa. Her feedback is exactly what I need to hear. Very positive, motivates, listens and then helps. It’s very helpful talking to someone that listens and understands where I’m coming from. She’s amazing. I’m Very grateful. I can’t wait to continue working with her. I feel change.

Written by A.L. on Nov 01, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I am lucky to have been matched with Melissa and can’t say enough good things.

Written by J.O. on Oct 08, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

In a short time, Melissa has helped a lot.