My name is Melissa Morrison and I currently hold a master's degree in professional counseling from Liberty University. I am currently pursuing a doctorate degree in counselor education and supervision with a focus on trauma. I currently work full time as a Family Centered Clinician with children who are at risk for out-of-home placement. I have worked in private practice settings, community settings, school settings, and in-home therapy settings. I specialize in depression, anxiety, grief, stress, life transitions, conflict resolution, and trauma. I have worked with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues for children, adolescents, and adults.
As your counselor, I am here to provide support to you in your therapeutic goals. By way of a cognitive-behavioral approach, I aim to provide a safe and supportive environment in which we can collaborate and work at your own individual pace in order to reach your therapeutic goals. The cognitive-behavioral approach focuses on the belief that a person’s thoughts and behavior directs their feelings and reactions to certain situations. Some techniques commonly used are, journaling, Adlerian non-directive play therapy, Gestalt empty-chair, modeling, guided imagery, and reality therapy. intensive in-home therapist with children, youth, adolescents, and their family members.
My counseling style is pretty laid back. I have been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate, with a pretty good sense of humor. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles. I'm here to help you sort through the things that are difficult right now, and offer you a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment. You have taken the first and most important step by reaching out for help.
|Mental Health Counselor
|National Certified Counselor
|National Board for Certified Counselors