Melissa Yang, Mental Health Counselor (Pre-Licensed)

Melissa Yang, SUDP, LMHCA

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I am an experienced addictions counselor and have been also conducting mental health therapy as an intern and now licensed associate. My specialties are LBGTQ+ populations; forensic population with a focus on individuals who have PTSD and childhood trauma; marriage and family; and complex trauma.

My name is Melissa Yang, I am from Tacoma, WA and have also lived in the Midwest. I love going on outdoor adventures with my family and dogs. I am both a parent and a grandparent. My approach to counseling is one that is both humanistic and eclectic, which means that I can use various techniques from multiple theoretical approaches and believe that the client is the one in the "driver's seat." I believe that I have much to offer my clients as I am empathetic, genuine, and practice active listening. I have cultural competency and have experienced life in multiple cultures, as well as believe that where we come from has a great impact on who we are today. We are all individuals; therefore each client will have a different set of expectations and needs. I strive to provide services that accommodate everyone.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Criminal Justice Involvement
  • Custody Evaluation
  • Depression
  • Developmental & Intellectual Disorders
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gambling
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Hoarding
  • Internet/Social Media Addiction
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Narcissism
  • Nutrition
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Violence
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

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

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Asian
  • Immunodisorders
  • Lgbtqia+
  • People With Disabilities
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Buddhism
  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Paypal, Zelle, Credit Card, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Mental Health Counselor (Pre-Licensed)
Professional Certification(s)
Substance Use Disorder Professional
Washington State Department of Health
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Walden University
Masters clinical mental health counseling
Colorado Technical University
MSM Management, Criminal Justice