I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Alaska with over 7 years of experience working as a counselor and case manager. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including PTSD, MST, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and career challenges. I also helped many people with body image and self worth issues.
My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, creating a judgement free and safe space. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and psychodynamic therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
AK LCSW 144588
Mellisa is extremely easy to work with. From the beginning it has been straight to the point and we utilize our time well. She was my third match and I finally found someone who I work well with.
Written on Sep 05, 2023 after therapy with Mellisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues