My Approach to Helping
Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Ridgecrest, California and has 20+ years of experience working with adults and children in various settings, including county and non-profit mental health, employee assistance programs, and private practice. Melissa works from a collaborative, strengths-based approach, assisting and supporting clients to be the architects of their own lives. She works with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, disruptive behaviors, relationship challenges, self-esteem, and trauma. She has a specialty emphasis on ADHD and LGBTQ+ services.
Melissa is a privately-based licensed clinical social worker at Path Mental Health Network and has her own private practice called The Compassionate Couch. She also provides clinical supervision for practicum students and pre-licensed therapists.