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Melissa True(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
MaineCaliforniaColoradoFloridaMassachusetts
Anxiety - Depression-Infertility counseling-Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)- Relationship issues-Mood disorders-

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Professional statement

Melissa True is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Fort Worth, TX. Melissa aims to give her clients the perspective and the tools they need to grow their mental health. By giving them these tools, clients can continue their journeys outside of session. Many of Melissa’s clients suffer from the impacts of anxiety, depression, and the aftereffects of trauma. Often, individuals who have experienced trauma will have difficulty connecting with others, sleeping at night, managing their emotions, and more. This can sometimes lead to substance abuse or toxic relationship dynamics.

Melissa’s approach to therapy draws from many different evidence-based therapy modalities, including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She teaches clients techniques to decrease instances of becoming overwhelmed by their emotions, including deep breathing, distraction, and reflection. Clients also learn how to assess their thoughts for assumptions and cognitive distortions, which can lead to distressing emotions. She does this in a trauma-informed way, making sure that all clients feel safe during their sessions.

Melissa earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern Maine. She is a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, a Clinical Telemental Health Provider, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She takes a strengths-based perspective when she works with clients, emphasizing the role that each client’s unique strengths can play when it comes to growing mental health.


Message to clients

My goal is that my clients feel a good connection, can be open and honest and feel that they get real usable skills to utilize between sessions. I want clients to feel therapy is helpful not only a place to unload. My one request to clients is that you come with an open mind and a desire to take steps to create real sustainable change.

It is important that people don't settle for a therapist- if it doesn't work after the first, second or even the 10th session- be your own best advocate and keep searching! I promise the therapist won't be offended- as therapists we want our clients to get better, not to keep them on our caseloads forever!

I cannot wait to get to know you and see you grow! Welcome to therapy and to our work together!


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

True Counseling Services, PLLC, Clinician/Owner
Children's Medical Center, Medical Social Worker; psych and medical
Maine General Medical Center, Care Manager
Cornerstone Behavioral Healthcare, Director of Case Management & clinician
Spectrum Generations , Director of Clinician Services
Kennebec Bheavioral Health, Multi-systemic Therapist

Evergreen certifications, Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) Certification, 2021
Evergreen certifications, Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH) Certification, 2021
Evergreen certifications, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) Certification, 2021
Evergreen certifications, Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT) Certification, 2021
University of Southern Maine, MSW, 2012
University of Maine, BSW, 2008

Licensure

Texas: 62198 - Maine: LC15051 - Florida: SW 13559 - South Carolina: 14935 - Virginia: LCSW-0904013536 - New Jersey: 44SC06097400 - West Virginia: TH00946274 - Massachusetts: 125228 - Washington DC: LC200002093 - California: 112469 - Colorado: CSW.09928949 - Nevada: 10628-C - Vermont: 089.0135251

Languages

English

Specialties

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

Infertility counseling - Understanding infertility interventions and solutions; support during decision-making processes; coping with fertility problems and pregnancy loss

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past using Cognitive Processing Therapy

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • All Savers Insurance Company (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Allegiance (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • American University Student Health Insurance (CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Anthem Blue Cross (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • AvMed (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CO, NV, VT)
  • CHAMPVA (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Cigna (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Colorado State University Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Evernorth (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • First Health (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • George Washington University Student Health Insurance (Aetna) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Georgetown University Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CO, NV, VT)
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Howard University Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Loyola Marymount University Student Health Insurance (Aetna) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Magellan Health (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Multiplan or PHCS (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Occidental College Student Health Insurance (Aetna) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Optum (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Oscar Health (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Pomona College Student Health Insurance (Aetna) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Priority Health (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • Texas A&M University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CO, NV, VT)
  • Tricare (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CO, NV, VT)
  • UMR (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • University of California Davis Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • University of California Irvine Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • University of California Los Angeles Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • University of California Merced Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • University of California Riverside Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • University of California San Diego Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • University of California Santa Barbara Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • University of California Santa Cruz Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • University of Colorado Boulder Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • University of Colorado Denver Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • University of Houston Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • University of Southern California Student Health Insurance (Aetna) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CA, CO, NV, VT)
  • University of Texas at Austin Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas) (in-network in TX, ME, FL, SC, VA, NJ, WV, MA, DC, CO, NV, VT)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$175 (50min)
  • Initial session:$250 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$200 (50min)
  • Bariatric Psychological Evaluation$450 (60min)
  • Surrogate Psychological Evaluation$450 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Client testimonials

"She is one of the very few providers who responds to me immediately. I'm waiting for my daughter to make an appointment with her shortly."
- Zencare client May 2022
"Melissa responded to my emails immediately. The only negative was that since we are on a 2 hour time difference, the times she had available didn't work for my 17 year old daughter."
- Zencare client May 2022
"Responsive. Replied quickly."
- Zencare client December 2022

Publications

  • Melissa
    Therapy with Melissa True

    We interviewed Melissa True and asked about their work with clients and guiding philosophies on therapy.

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