Hi there! My name is Melissa. I am licensed counselor in New Mexico with over 6 years of experience working primarily as a Multisystemic Therapist. In doing Multisystemic Therapy, I worked with teens and their families performing the highest level of outpatient therapy and was the lead clinician in outpatient settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, domestic violence, and behavioral problems including physical and verbal aggression, substance use, runaway problems, attachment problems, self harm, and oppositional behavior.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I believe each client is the expert in their own life and I seek to assist clients in finding the best solutions for their concerns. I am straight forward and believe change can be scary and difficult and I am here to confront the issues contributing to the difficulties you are facing. My approach primarily combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, solution focused, and behavioral modification counseling. I believe each client and each situation is unique and therefore I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. With couples, I treat the relationship as my client rather than the individuals. In doing so, I am on the side of what is best for the relationship rather than taking a side of any one individual. I am here to assist you in meeting your goals as a couple and as a team.
I am so proud of you for taking this step to enrich and empower yourself to meet your goals as a couple. I genuinely hope I can help you along this path to success and I believe you can accomplish anything you set your mind to doing.
I truly look forward to working with you both!
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Anger management
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
LCSW #C-10188 (Expires: 2021-07-01)
Very responsive, proactive, and knowledgeable. She does a great job asking the hard questions and pushing you toward your goals.
Melissa is very up front, and communicates clearly and compassionately.
So far Melissa has been wonderful