Melissa Wilson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Albany, OR. Many of Melissa’s clients are looking for inner healing and ways to become “unstuck” from their emotional responses. These emotional responses include feeling overwhelmingly anxious in everyday situations, feeling sad about past experiences, experiencing disconnection from others, or not being authentic. Melissa helps her clients discover ways to process through difficult memories or experiences and build resilience. She works with many women who want to discuss the stressors that come with various life stages and relationships. She also works with those who feel defeated by the amount of stress around them.
Melissa’s approach to therapy includes many evidence-based therapy modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and narrative therapy. She helps clients develop an awareness of their thoughts and feelings, especially as they reflect on their stressors or past experiences. She builds a strong relationship with her clients upfront so they feel comfortable and safe in therapy sessions with her and open up about many parts of their lives. As a person-centered, strengths-based therapist, Melissa believes that each client has unique ways to help themselves on their mental health journey.
Melissa earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Portland State University. She helps clients grow their confidence and tackle any challenging situations that arise with authentic coping tools.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Melissa also accepts Samaritan Employee Group health insurance as a form of payment for sessions.
Years of Experience: 6 years
Self, Therapist , 2019 - Present
Community Mental Health, Therapist , 2016 - 2020
Portland Stare University , Masters of Social Work, 2016
Linfield College, Bachelors of Sociology , 2008