Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has provided mental health
services for over 12 years. Melissa has built her clinical skills through a diverse set
of clinical experiences, including private practice, crisis field work, adult psychiatric
hospital intensive care unit, integrative healthcare, and nonprofit community mental
Melissa specializes in adults experiencing or working through trauma, anxiety, depression, major life changes, and substance issues/abuse and addiction. Melissa is trained in multiple therapeutic approaches but primarily utilizes mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Melissa's goal is to meet her clients where they are, without judgment. Melissa provides specific tools in the session, and teaches clients to intentionally observe themselves in a nonjudgmental, kind, and compassionate way.
Most importantly, Melissa prioritizes the therapeutic relationship, which she views as very dynamic and the key to success in therapy.
Melissa prides herself on her cultural competence and works as an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community and is able to offer services in both English and Spanish.
If you are interested in scheduling a session with Melissa, please send us a message or call us at (760) 566-5516
CA License: LCSW #64017