I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and able to practice in Utah, Texas and New Mexico. I have been a LCSW for 5 years with over 10 year of experience working with individuals that have experienced trauma, intimate partner violence/domestic violence, sexual abuse/assault and struggle with depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms/diagnosis. It is my goal to provide a safe, respectful and empathic environment for all individuals. I have experience in providing solution focused therapy, client centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and cognitive processing therapy. I also have experience with couples counseling and utilization of the Gottman method.
Deciding to take the first steps to reach out for counseling takes courage and can be scary or difficult for some, I want to assure you that therapy with me will be geared toward the issues that your experiencing and identifying your goals for therapy. When working with individuals I build rapport by using my excellent listening skills and "down to earth" personality, which develops a safe and caring environment for all. I am excited to meet and work with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NM LCSW C-10300
UT LCSW 12833152-3501
TX LCSW 67915
She’s clear and concise on the resources I need to continue my mental health journey
Written on Aug 26, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Melissa is amazing! Melissa is great to talk to and always offers excellent coping strategies and alternate perspectives. I really value her sense of humor; she makes me laugh and lightens the mood! Melissa helps me feel refreshed and empowered every session. Thanks for everything Melissa, you are the best!
Written on Jul 08, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She is wonderful, sweet, attentive, and makes me feel comfortable. She is great.
Written on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd