Melissa Shaw, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado

Melissa Shaw, LCSW

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I'm a BIG HEARTED, passionate therapist who specializes in Relationships and Trauma.

Originally from St. Louis, I moved to Colorado in 2008. I’m married with 2 wonderful, rambunctious, loving kiddos! I have an adventurous spirit that comes out not only in the way I speak, but also in the way I live and love.

I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for helping people proces their trauma and grow their relationships. Being a therapist and counselor is not just a day job for me, it’s in my heart…


What can you expect from me? I call myself PROFESSIONALLY INFORMAL. I have a casual and encouraging approach, while also being direct and transparent…no hidden agendas here!

I’m down-to-earth and solution-focused. I create a space for you to explore, process and express yourself while also guiding you to do that in a way that creates lasting change. I’ll work with you at a pace that’s both comfortable and challenging…but not overwhelming. I come full of experience and creative interventions to help you process your trauma and grow closer in your relationships.

For those you who know your therapeutic approaches, you'll be happy to know that I'm trained in a mouthful of evidenced practices such as EMDR, Brainspotting, Flash Technique, Gottman, EFT, Mindfulness, CBT, IFS, NLP and more. If that just looks like alphabet soup to you, no worries. All that means is that I have a variety tools to choose from in order to help you step into the best version of yourself.

Finding the right person to start your therapeutic journey is probably the most important thing you can do. I welcome you to reach out and set up a time to chat so we can make sure I'm a good fit for you and what you're going through.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Military Families
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$125.00 - $150.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Check, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Paypal, Venmo, Zelle, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
University of Missouri