Melissa Reeves-Payne LPC, LICDC, CCTP-LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor
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I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Trauma Therapist with over 10 years of experience with dual disorders, substance use disorders, trauma, and PTSD. I specialize in complex trauma and understand the importance of safety first. My view of trauma isn't that it's a disorder but a wound that needs healing. I feel honored to enter into a helping relationship with my clients.
I believe that as humans, we thrive when we are in rewarding, constructive, and beneficial relationships. I see the counseling relationship as an agreement we enter into together; it is a collaboration where, as a team, we work toward your goal. I believe it takes emotional, mental, and physical safety to promote healing and achieve wellness. I will support you in defining what wellness looks like and means to you and together we will work to achieve that vision. I invite you to allow me to enter your world for a while; together we will explore the hills and valleys of your life.
Some tidbits about me; I have a casual, laidback style. I want people to feel comfortable and relaxed when we meet. My husband and I are native Daytonians, and we love animals. Two of my hobbies are collecting and refurbishing antiques and taking road trips along the back roads of America.
Specialties & Clinical Interests
- Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
- Betrayal Trauma
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Criminal Justice Involvement
- Grief & Loss
- Personality Disorders
- Pet Loss
- Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
- Sexual Abuse
- Sexual Identity
- Stress/Stress Management
- Substance Use Disorders
- Trauma & Ptsd
- Women's Issues
- Client-Centered Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Internal Family Systems (IFS)
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
- Trauma-Informed Therapy
- Trauma Survivors