Melissa Gressner, PsyD

Melissa Gressner, PsyD

Professions: Counseling, Psychology, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 21767
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1855 S Pearl Street
Suite #10
Denver, Colorado 80210 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

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My approach in working with people is individualized and tailored to what will best fit each clients's needs. This may even change from session to session depending on where one is at. Thus at the beginning of a new therapy relationship I spend time in session talking about what you might be looking for in a therapist and what your goals are for therapy. I find in doing so we are able to start forming a trusting and collaborative relationship that allows for healthy communication, thus ultimately leading to a positive therapy experience which allows you to make the changes you what for yourself and your life.

Email or Call Melissa Gressner, PsyD at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21767

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Interpersonal Relationships
Trauma/PTSD
Couples Therapy
Grief/Loss
Adjustment Issues

How Psychotherapy Can Help

We all rely on others for help and at times seeking psychotherapy can be an ideal place to receive that help. It provides one with a trusted space to meet with a therapist that is neutral and non-judgmental. Within this unique relationship you can open up and share what might be most important to you and work on creating goals of change. Therapy can work at very specific targeted goals or more open ended self-enhancement and everything in between. Ultimately psychotherapy can be the tool to make the changes in your life that you have been struggling to do so on your own and to do it with someone that is on your team.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Therapy allows one to open up and share whatever they might need to in a safe and trusted environment. The therapeutic relationship can provide many things depending on what one might need - empathy, support, listening, trust, encouragement, challenging, and reflective. I adjust my approach given what your particular needs are and meet you where you are at. This collaborative approach to psychotherapy allows each client to get their needs met and work at their own pace while challenging themselves to grow, change, and enhance themselves.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

I always talk to new clients about their past experiences if they have been in therapy before. I love hearing that people have had positive experiences in the past; yet at times I often hear about negative ones as well. I like to spend time understanding what has not been helpful to past clients and how we can make our therapy relationship different than any they have experienced in the past. I take a collaborative team approach with my clients and feel that open, direct, and respectful communication between us allows for better treatment outcomes and client leaving therapy with a more positive experience.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Self Psychology
  • Self Relations
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology
  • Thought Field Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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