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Melissa Van Kooten , LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Colorado. I have been in the field of social work for over 10 years working with adults, adolescents, children and families.

I believe that every individual is unique and there is not a one-size-fits-all answer or approach when it comes to therapy. I believe that the best outcomes are achieved through a strong therapeutic alliance and collaboration between the clinician and the client; the expert of their own life. I use a holistic approach when working with clients and offer safety, grounding, and gentle guidance through the process of reconnecting with your authentic self.

It takes courage to reach out for help. I look forward to walking with you in your personal journey toward healing.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Money and financial issues, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and childbirth, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CO LCSW CSW.09927573


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melissa Van Kooten . We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Melissa has continually showed up to our sessions with patience, understanding and professionalism. Working through some tough times is so hard, but she motivates me to show up to sessions because I know that we’ll work through it together

Written on Jul 23, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue