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Mellissa Forde-Jackson

Mellissa Forde-Jackson

(she/her)

LCSW
10 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual

Greetings, I am Mellissa (Lissa). There are times when everyone experiences struggles. It doesn't matter who you are everyone can benefit from empathy and support during these times. It is important to understand during these periods you are not alone. Whether experiencing long term mental/behavioral health concerns or more short term situational based problems. Having an objective, compassionate individual to gain professional support from who can aid you with developing skills to help you better cope is a significant life line. A therapeutic alliance that is person centered around you and your goals are the center of our engagement. Meeting you where you are at and working together to get you to where you want/need to be is the primary template for successful therapeutic interaction. Areas that we will work towards improving based on your goals of therapy may include problem behaviors, cognitive processes, emotion recognition/regulation, mindful based process, interpersonal skills, coping skills, problem solving abilities and much more. Contact me to start on the road to healing and wellness.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session we will explore your intake responses as well as what made you seek counseling. We will also shape goals informally.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

Trained in multiple evidence based approaches. therapy interventions used will vary based on individual problems/diagnoses. I utilize evidenced based approaches to bring about best outcomes they include Solution Focused, Cognitive Processing, Cognitive Behavior, Dialectical Behavior, Schema, Trauma Informed, Motivational, Mindfulness, Ecosystems Family, Strengthening Family, Strength Based, culturally based and others.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Putting you at ease and building rapport are extremely important so that a therapeutic alliance can be formed. Creating a judgment free safe space via virtual therapy that allows you to be your authentic self is an aspect of great import to me and I strive to provide this to each of my clients.

About Mellissa Forde-Jackson

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Virtual