Melissa Montello, Professional Counselor (Pre-Licensed)

Melissa Montello, Registered Associate; NCC

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Reaching out for help in any capacity can feel incredibly difficult and scary. My goal is to welcome you into a space where you feel safe, seen and heard, and to work with you right where you are at. This is your journey, and I am here to offer support and resources to guide you in the direction you desire to go. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, have unhealed wounds and trauma from the past, or are currently struggling with issues such as infertility, grief and loss (not just death experiences), or just need a safe space to feel, process and heal, I am here for you.

I have a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I also currently hold an Associates degree, and two Bachelors degrees. I am a Certified Grief Specialist and a Certified Trauma Specialist. I have also passed the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination. I believe that my education combined with my real-world experience allows me to hold space for clients in a way that allows for deep understanding and compassion. I am a mother and a spouse and understand the complexities that come with various relationship dynamics. I work from an eclectic lens which allows me to utilize different modalities and theories to customize the therapeutic process to each individual client. I am a firm believer in the therapeutic relationship holding the key to healing recovery and pride myself on getting to know each client the best I can.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Grief & Loss
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Pet Loss
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Health At Every Size (HAES)
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$30.00 - $80.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Cash, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
1
License(s)
License #
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Professional Counselor (Pre-Licensed)
Oregon
Board Certification(s)
National Board of Certified Counselors
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
Oregon Counseling Association
Student
American Counseling Association
Student
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Capella University
Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
2022
Portland State University
Bachelors in Psychology
2013
Portland State University
Bachelors in Sociology
2013