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With over 23 years of experience, Dr. Melissa Chiasson has a breadth of experience working with clientele of diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and community backgrounds. Dr. Chiasson is passionate about serving her clients individualized needs. Whether you are seeking skill-building, personal insight, or internal growth, Dr. Chiasson will meet you where you are with individualized interventions to help you meet your unique therapy goals. If you’re interested in meeting with Dr. Chiasson, schedule a consultation today!
Many people struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental health issues and want to learn how to live their lives more fully. Dr. Chiasson uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to increase insight into understanding how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors intertwine; she helps clients to identify negative patterns of thinking and learn skills to increase positive thoughts. Further, she uses psychodynamic techniques to facilitate a deeper understanding of emotions and mental processes to help clients make better life choices. She also draws from mindfulness-based techniques to help clients increase awareness and live in the present.
Dr. Chiasson earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas. She has an extensive background in working with clients in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, private practice, and university counseling centers.
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Years of Experience: 24 years
Wellspire Counseling PLLC, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, 2023 - Present
University of Kansas, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 2000
University of Kansas, MA, Clinical Psychology, 1996
UCLA, BA, Psychology, 1993
New York: 024874-01
Kansas: LP 1135