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Melissa BrownLCSW

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Headshot of Melissa Brown Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Availability

In Eastern Time

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What is your style/approach to therapy?

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has experience in a wide range of areas. I take a psychodynamic approach, it is my belief through research and experience that the way in which we view the world, feel bonded to others and navigate relationships starts at birth. Through attachment style, family culture, and experiences, our personalities and relationships are shaped. Whether you are going through something that has been building for years or something that seems short-term, I am excited to help you find the quality of life you desire.

Are there any recurring themes or issues you’ve noticed as you treat people in your area of specialization, and how has this insight guided your approach?

Everything stems back to attachment style (How you bonded with your caregivers) family culture around emotion (If something big happened, was it talked about, did everyone ignore it, etc.), and parenting styles, it just manifests differently. For some people it comes out in anxiety, depression, anger outbursts, irritability, eating disorders, cutting, thoughts of suicide.

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

I think the idea of sitting and talking about feelings can be some people's worst nightmare. Therapy can be much different than what you are thinking it is. Give it a try, what's the worst that could happen? You hate it and never come back? What's the best that could happen? You have a therapist you like and get to the quality of life you so badly want? You have a neutral person to talk to and trust if you are going through a hard time?

Specialties

Anxiety

Careers

Relationship Issues

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Careers

Work Stress

Relationship Issues

ADHD

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Attachment issues

Fees

First Session$150
Family Therapy$200
Couples Therapy$150
Individual Therapy$150

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Mindfulness Practices

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Attachment-Based Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Psychodynamic Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Licensure

  • Oregon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, L10558

Work History

I started my career off working in Child Abuse. I was a forensic interviewer at a Child Abuse Intervention Center in Oregon. I was also a CPS worker with Child Welfare and a forensic photographer with the Sheriff's Dept. This line of work became extremely difficult for me because I didn't feel I was able to connect with my clients in the way that I wanted to be helpful to them. I then went into Mental Health Crisis work, responding to calls where people were showing symptoms of psychosis or having thoughts of suicide. Although this was a good transition for me into mental health therapy, I still felt that I was not helping people in a way that made me feel good about the work I was doing. Now I am a full time mental health therapist, I enjoy getting to know people on a deeper level and helping you through your journey.

Frequently Asked Questions About Melissa Brown, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Melissa Brown, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Melissa Brown accepting new clients?

Yes, Melissa Brown is accepting new clients.

Does Melissa Brown accept insurance?

No, Melissa Brown does not accept insurance.

Does Melissa Brown offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Oregon can book Melissa Brown for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Melissa Brown offer online therapy?

Yes, Melissa Brown offers online therapy to people in Oregon.

How quickly can I see Melissa Brown?

Melissa Brown typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Melissa Brown speak?

Melissa Brown conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Melissa Brown online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Melissa Brown online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.