Hi. I'm Melanie. I look forward to speaking with you and hopefully being a part of your process to get to where you would like to be!
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in -person in Seattle & Auburn with video sessions for persons in CA, FL, and the rest of Washington State.,
In the UK, I had a clinical placement at a Specialist Asperger's Syndrome Service in which I provided post-diagnostic counseling to individuals diagnosed with Aspergers/ASD/ASC to help them come to understand their diagnosis and to better navigate the impact of their difference upon their lives. I also have significant experience supporting the partners of persons with Aspergers/ASD/ASC.
In the UK, I had specialized training in the bereavement counseling. I provided counseling at a bereavement service to persons from all over the world, ranging in age from their late teens to their late-fifties, who had lost loved ones from cancer, unexpected sudden health conditions, or traumatic events. I also provided palliative care counseling to patients at King's College Hospital. Everyone experiences grief and loss in a different way. I can support you to process your grief your way.
I have the experience not only of having, myself, lived and worked in other countries in my adult life, but of having worked with refugees, immigrants, dislocated peoples, expats living abroad, and persons who have returned to their country of origin, as well as, those unable to return to the country of origin. I have an existential and person-centered non-pathologizing lens through which each person's lived experience is honored and is at the core of the therapeutic relationship.