Melissa Sepeda

LCSW, Certified Trauma Therapist

Melissa Sepeda

LCSW, Certified Trauma Therapist

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 12747
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • UMR
Fees: Private Pay Fees: $100 for initial evaluation, $75 per session after evaluation.
Sliding scale fees offered.
Evening Availability

Offices

1110 S. Range Ave.
Denham Springs, Louisiana 70726

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My Approach to Helping

I have twelve years of experience in a variety of settings: hospital floors, emergency rooms, behavioral health programs, and schools. I have experience with children, adolescents, adults, and the geriatric population. I have worked with individuals facing major medical diagnoses, individuals recovering from major traumas, those facing end-of-life decisions, and everything in-between. I am able to offer effective and individualized psychological care. I treat a number of mental health disorders, and I provide a neutral, non-judgmental ground to individuals and families. I can help you bring the sunshine, joy, and laughter back into your life!

As a certified trauma therapist, I use a variety of tools and activities to help clients examine thoughts, change self-destructive choices, and build on coping skills. I use a combination of techniques and theories, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and Emotional Freedom Technique.

My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward in your life. I will help you define yourself outside of your challenges, and I will give you the tools so that your trauma does not define your life.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I am passionate about helping children, teenagers, and young adults navigate the transitions they face, overcome traumas as soon as possible, and enter into healthy relationships. I believe in educating young women on how to avoid abusive relationships and focus on healthy ones. I love helping young men discover their own meaning behind "being a man." I am passionate about helping angry teenagers manage the fear and sadness that create their rage. And no matter how challenging, I consider it a privilege to help people overcome the traumas they have experienced, and to witness the transformation of pain to meaning and purpose.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Isolation
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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