I became a counselor because I want to listen and engage with you in your story. Regardless of what you are going through, I believe that there is healing in having the support of another along the journey.
Life is full of challenges, leaving you feeling burnt out, overwhelmed with current circumstances, dreading the future, or grieving loss. Therapy can be a daunting journey to embark on, but I would be honored to begin the journey with you. I hope that my office can become a safe and comforting space, where we can work together as you heal at your own pace. I believe that there is hope for you as you learn new boundaries and coping skills, heal current and past wounds, and become more confident and grounded in who you are.
I hold a Person Centered view of therapy, as I seek to help by coming alongside you in your struggles. While Person Centered is my main approach, I am happy to incorporate other modalities of therapy to best suit each clients individual needs and healing process.
I have experience working with anxiety, depression, addictions and substance use, grief, family conflict, identity and self worth, religious abuse and spirituality, and trauma.
While Christianity is a part of my worldview, out of respect for each individuals' beliefs, I will not impose my values on clients.
I have a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and I am a Professional Counseling Associate through Oregon State, supervised by George Olson MA, LPC, NCC.
I look forward to meeting you.
**Currently Accepting New Clients**
"I was deeply impressed by Melissa's ability to be with people, in a truly caring and nonjudgmental way, as they shared the most private aspects of their lives. If you are looking to develop a greater sense of who you are and an understanding of the experiences that brought you to this point, you have found the right place."
- Nasim, CSWA, MBA
“Melissa is a kind and compassionate counselor. She asks insightful questions and supports clients through their process.”
- Reiko, LPC
"Melissa is a grounded, thoughtful, and relatable clinician who has been expertly trained. I absolutely trust and have full confidence in her abilities."
- Jon, LCSW, PhD