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

I also have experience 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: 2020-03-01)


Reviews

Written by K.I. on Jan 13, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks 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've only gotten to be with Melissa a short time so far, but she's well spoken, has plenty of ideas and insight, and really seems to understand what I need. She's always been attentive, even when I wasn't able to message because I had gotten busy- she checked in on me to make sure I was okay. To make sure my mental health hadn't dropped so low, that I was able to do what I needed to do for myself, and I really appreciated her taking the time during her workday to not only realize that I had not messaged in, but took the appropriate steps to ensure my safety. One of the very few counselors that I have ever had that was willing and actually did this for me. So, if you're looking for someone who isn't just going to do the super smiley, "how does that make you feel" cliche and actually gives half a crud, then check her out. Hopefully you two click and can work on therapy together.

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.U. on Nov 18, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

She respects my time and she asks good questions. I feel like she helps me to take accountability for my actions.

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.