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Melissa Perry

Melissa Perry

(she/her)

LMFT
6 years of experience
Empowering
Direct
Authentic
Virtual

Welcome to my practice! I enjoy helping people heal, which can mean a variety of things. You may need help with coping skills to deal with anxiety, depression, or increasing emotional regulation so you feel more at ease in life. We might need to heal because we've lost someone we've loved, or maybe you've lost a sense of yourself due to trauma, career change, divorce, or family restructuring. Life transitions can be profoundly devastating but also may be a time of valuable change. I enjoying helping people develop into a version of themselves that aligns with their sense of authenticity. From this place, we work to grow a stronger sense of self, where you feel more confident as you navigate life's many challenges.

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

In our first session, we have brief introductions and then dive into what brought you to therapy at this particular time in your life. We'll collaborate on your goals and objectives for therapy. My hope is that you will begin to feel supported, seen, and heard in new ways, and you will feel motivated to participate in the healing, and feel inspired by the brave work of personal therapy.

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

I have been told I have a calming presence. I listen well to clients but I'm not a silent therapist. You will get a sense of me because I'm interactive with the intension of helping you become more insightful and self aware throughout the process. My life experiences and education guide my work. As a therapist in my 50's, I offer a valuable perspective on life, parenting, divorce, loss and grief, restructuring life, and personal growth. I utilize both long and short term approaches to therapy. Clients of all ages seem to find my work beneficial.

About Melissa Perry

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Appointments

Virtual

My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I have found that most clients begin therapy with the desire for better coping tools. CBT is a great starting point to increase the connection you have between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. CBT increases self awareness which can lead to motivation and change.

Strength-Based

I enjoy utilizing Strength-Based Therapy as an approach because it focuses on identifying and building upon an individual's strengths and resources rather than solely concentrating on their problems, deficits, or weaknesses. I believe that identifying strengths and what is working in a client's life is an empowering approach. This approach is grounded in the belief that every individual has inherent strengths and capabilities that can be harnessed to promote positive change and personal growth.

Attachment-based

My view on attachment-based therapy, is that it can be longer term work. It focuses on understanding and addressing the impact of early attachment relationships on an individual's emotional and psychological well-being; and I like to collaborate with my clients to examine how this might impact emotional regulation. Attachment theory suggests that the quality of early attachments, typically with caregivers, plays a fundamental role in shaping an individual's emotional development and relationships throughout life. This approach is particularly helpful to use when navigating relationship issues.