Melissa Tomecek, M.A., LPC Intern

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, Registered Intern (in process)

Adults, Youth, Couples ~ LGBTQIA

Practice location:

Phone: 503-984-7920

I genuinely believe that it is the quality of the relationship between therapist and the client that allows for real, lasting changes to occur. My role as the therapist, is to walk alongside, and create a safe space for your growth and development. You are the expert on your life and journey, and it is my role to help guide through that journey.

I tailor therapy to meet your individual needs and achieve your desired outcome. My approach is to work with ideas from cognitive-behavioral counseling, changing behaviors and thought patterns. I also use a strengths based approach, focusing on your strengths as an individual, and them as an aide in your growth. Not limited by methods, I will take whatever approach is needed to meet your needs. I provide non-judgmental support in identifying and resolving current problems and long-standing patterns that get in the way of the change you wish to see in your life.

In my career, I have worked with adults with severe and persistent mental illness struggling with a multitude of issues including depression, anxiety and substance abuse. I completed my internship serving adolescents, dealing with depression and self-identity.

I enjoy working with individual adults and adolescents, as well as with couples facing challenges and wanting to achieve a more satisfying relationship overall. Issues may include depression, anxiety, fear, isolation and identity.

I received my degree in Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University, and I am currently working towards licensure. My fee is $40 per session and I offer sliding scale options for clients coping with financial difficulties.

Please give me a call ~ I look forward to speaking with you!