Melanie Carlson, MSW, LCSW
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No matter your current or prior life experiences, you have the capacity to heal from the past and create your ideal future. At Carlson Counseling & Psychotherapy, your unique history, personality, struggles, and strengths will be utilized as sources for personal transformation and growth.
Using a person-centered, strengths-based perspective, Melanie Carlson, MSW, LCSW, provides shorter-term counseling and longer-term psychotherapy for emotional healing and maximum emotional wellness.
Current areas of focus include those struggling with life transitions, identity, relationships, women's issues, depression, anxiety, or trauma, as well as somatic complaints (of the body) and chronic pain, illness, or fatigue. Melanie uses modern therapeutic techniques, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), along with emerging mind-body and trauma-release techniques in her therapeutic practice. She is EMDR trained and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) student, practicing at the Advanced level. Melanie is also trained in Pain Reprocessing Therapy and Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET) in the treatment of chronic pain and other problematic physical symptoms.
Melanie is an LGBTQI+ ally and BIPOC affirming.
Specialties & Clinical Interests
- Betrayal Trauma
- Chronic Illness
- Chronic Pain
- Sleep Disorders
- Somatization Disorders
- Trauma & Ptsd
- Women's Issues
- Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Client-Centered Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Somatic Therapy
- Trauma-Informed Therapy
- Single Parents
- Trauma Survivors