Melissa Montrose

MSW, LICSW-A

Melissa Montrose

MSW, LICSW-A

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Heidi Showman, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Primary Credential: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Associate - SC60717507
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

Fees: I offer an initial 15-20 minute phone consultation free of charge.
My rate is $105 per hour.
I will do my best to accommodate anyone in financial need. Please contact me to discuss options.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

15600 Redmond Way
Suite 201
Redmond , Washington 98052

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My Approach to Helping

I know what it's like to struggle and feel overwhelmed and even like the suffering is not going to end. We might think that no one cares or that we can go it alone. If we do reach out to people, often they don't "get it" or they force us to look at the positive. This might leave us feeling more alone; frustrated; unheard; not validated and not understood.

Its definitely not easy to make the decision to speak to a professional. Therapy is not about me being in a position of power telling you what to do or thinking I am the expert. It looks different for every person and will change over time.

I can help by offering both online and in person sessions. This is a safe place to explore your present situation but also underlying issues. Sometimes what we go into therapy for is not what is uncovered. I want to work with you and develop your strengths as well as make sense of whats going on in your life and how you might change the way you think and feel about your situation. Overall, I hope that through the therapeutic process you will feel better able to navigate difficult times.

More Info About My Practice

I offer ONLINE and IN PERSON sessions (My office is in Redmond, WA).

I draw on my own life experiences in the therapy process. I am a cancer survivor and moved to America from Australia in 2015, so I have a breadth of understanding about social and cultural challenges. I certainly feel that my life experiences help me in supporting you through the therapeutic process.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Women; Depression; Anxiety; Cancer survivors and caregivers; those impacted by loss of a loved one through traumatic circumstances; incarceration

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Immigration issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Physical Abuse
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
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