Melissa Bannerot

LCSW, AEDP, EMDR

Melissa Bannerot
719-310-6357

Melissa Bannerot

LCSW, AEDP, EMDR

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 09926722
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

Free Initial Consultation

Offices

5540 N. Academy Blvd.
Suite #250
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918

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My Approach to Helping

I first want to honor you for seeking counseling. Sometimes, these big moments of transition in our lives lead us to recognize that we don’t want to repeat past experiences, we don’t want to do things the way we’ve done them before. Friends and family may be offering suggestions and solutions, but what should you actually do? In therapy, I’ll walk alongside you as you explore and uncover what YOUR solution is. I’ll listen to your story and help you find yourself and your new, authentic way of being in the world. You’ll develop an array of skills to help you to thrive in the face of stress.

Entering into a counseling relationship can feel very vulnerable. Therapy should be a safe place where honesty and authenticity is honored, where you begin to experience the undoing of unbearable aloneness. As humans, we often seek to numb this unbearable aloneness with anxiety and defenses like ruminations, overeating, or drinking. In order to actually heal from this sense of aloneness instead of just masking it, we need to find ways to be connected. I specialize in AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which work to change the wiring of your nervous system that allows you a greater scope for compassion, courage, and clarity instead of fearful black and white thinking.

I assist people with many types of crossroads and life transitions, changes affecting your relationship, career, or health. One health-related concern I’m especially interested in is trauma related to reproductive issues, pregnancy, and childbirth; I love to come alongside a woman and make space for her feelings and experiences. I also work with people who are simply ready to stop repeating unhelpful, long-standing patterns.

If you’re ready to invite someone in, to do the work at rebuilding your connections and really embrace each moment, I would love to take that journey with you. You can come alive where you are.

More Info About My Practice

My fees vary depending on the length of the session. I am an out-of-network provider with insurance companies, and am happy to provide you with a superbill so you can seek reimbursement. You’re welcome to call me for a free 20-minute initial phone consultation or exchange a few emails to help you to determine if we would be a good fit before scheduling a session.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

Some clients usually see me weekly, while others see me every two weeks. Together we'll make a plan for your duration of therapy that suits your needs and situation.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Schema Therapy
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology
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