Melissa Harman

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Melissa Harman

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Life Coach, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: A bit about payment: After much thought, I have recently decided to stop accepting insurance for three primary reasons. The first being, in order to receive mental heath coverage from your insurance company, I am required to diagnose you with a mental health disorder that will permanently stay in your medical records. I don't believe it is necessary, ethical, or appropriate to label a person with a disorder in order to provide a person with support. Furthermore, while it is illegal to discriminate against a person based on his or her mental health background, it is an unfortunate truth that this is still a common practice in many institutions. It is my intention to ensure my clients do not have to fear discrimination, stigmatization, or any other unintended negative consequence in order to receive the care we are all entitled and deserve to receive.
Second, in order to receive payment for services, I am required as a provider to submit information to your insurance provider about what we discuss in session. While I have always made the concerted effort to limit what information I include in my claims, your personal and private information is still subject to review. I believe this to be a loophole in your right to confidentiality. It is my belief that upon entering a therapeutic relationship, your information should be kept strictly between you and your therapist, except for in the case of threat to life, or appropriate care of vulnerable populations i.e. children and the elderly.
Third, I have found that without being encumbered by thoughts of what I "should" be noting, I am more able to stay attuned to not only what is being said but also what isn't being said and the possible implications and connections between the two. Succinctly said, I feel I am better able to provide you the best quality of care I can. I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have about this policy. My greatest intention is to provide you with the most supportive care I can while also upholding your right to the strictest of confidentiality.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109

My Approach to Helping

I have been practicing therapy since 2013. I have worked with teens and their families as the lead clinician in outpatient settings. I also have experience addressing a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, parenting problems, anger management, stress, substance abuse, 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 straightforward 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.

I am so proud of you for taking this step to enrich and empower yourself to meet your goals in life. 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.

More Info About My Practice

Please also note that while I am clinically licensed to practice therapy in the state of New Mexico, I do offer Life Coaching outside of New Mexico as well. If you or someone you know is need of services elsewhere, I am happy to offer Life Coaching via videohealth wherever you may be.

Finally, I am a licensed Supervisor in Social Work for the State of New Mexico and can offer supervision for anyone seeking their independent license in the mental health field.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I am currently accepting new clients using Videohealth online. The platform I use is fully HIPAA compliant so you can be rest assured that what we discuss in our online sessions will remain between you and me with the exception of imminent risk to self or others.

    Please also note that while I am clinically licensed to practice therapy in the state of New Mexico, I do offer Life Coaching outside of New Mexico as well. If you or someone you know is need of services elsewhere, I am happy to offer Life Coaching via Videohealth wherever you may be.

    Additionally, I am a licensed Supervisor in Social Work for the State of New Mexico and can offer supervision for anyone seeking their independent license in the mental health field.

    Please take care of yourself and your loved ones and know I am here for you if you feel you or someone you know is in need of or wants additional support.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • Military/Law Enforcement

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • First Responders
  • Irritability
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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