Melisa Alvarez LPC
I hold a Master of Arts in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Lewis & Clark College, where I was trained in assessment, diagnosis, group dynamics, individual counseling, psycho-active substances, ethics and evidence-based practices and treatments. I have worked with a broad range of culturally diverse clients from all different phases of life.
I believe that people are relational with a drive to grow and be inspired even in the face of great challenges and past injury. In order for therapy to be transformative and healing, a good therapeutic relationship must be built. I work from a place of deep empathy, understanding, intuition, and humor. My goal is to help you identify barriers to your emotional, relational and functional well being. My approaches include, but are not limited to psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and strength-based techniques.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy seeing a good movie, eating yummy food, spending time with friends and family, dancing and reading. I also love hosting game night.
Depression, Grief/Death, PTSD, Men's Issues, Women’s Issues, Anxiety/Fears/Phobia/Panic Attacks, Religious/Spiritual Issues