Mental Health For You E Colorado E Melissa Walker

Melissa Walker

City: Westminster, CO
State: Colorado
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Therapy Specialties: 

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Fertility Issues
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Somatization
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Modality:

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth
  • Payments Accepted:

    My Approach to Helping

    Relationships are vital to our health and well-being. They support us and challenge us to grow both within ourselves and in our connections with others. I support the development of healthy relationship skills by focusing on emotional intelligence, effective communication, sexuality issues, personal empowerment and development. Rekindling the trust, emotional connection, and playful spark necessary for a healthy relationship is a process of establishing mutual goals and coming to an understanding of your partner’s emotional style. It’s important to learn how to communicate based on each other’s emotional styles and preferences, while at the same time being comfortable with dropping your defenses. At the Embodied Relationships Counseling Center, I provide a safe space for you to develop a foundation that will ignite passion, strengthen trust, and sustain your love through difficult times.

    I weave together genuine communication, effective relationship skills, and self-awareness to guide you and your partner towards the kind of intimacy and connection that is inspiring and sustainable.

    More Info About My Practice

    As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I offer individual and couple sessions, working with all sexual orientations and relationship configurations. I also work as adjunct professor at Naropa University where I enjoy staying connected with the therapeutic community, students in-training, and cutting-edge therapeutic modalities.

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    My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

    Many of us need support in learning how to practice healthy relationship skills, such as communicating complicated emotions and enjoying our sexuality. While the adults in our lives did the best they could with what they have, it was often not enough to prepare each of us for real life. Psychotherapy will help you understand your origin story and the relationship styles you learned. Then, we can lay the foundations to bring you to a deeper satisfaction with your important relationships.

    What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

    We all experience overwhelming emotions – our bodies are wired for pain just as we are wired for pleasure. Allowing ourselves to feel difficult emotions creates space for all the wonderful emotions that we long to feel. In session, we guide you and your partner to access your personal resources, to stay present with yourselves and each other, and to effectively work through your most challenging moments. As our work together progresses, you will find that you have a higher tolerance for feeling the hard stuff and a higher capacity to experience joy and pleasure.

    Client Focus (Age)

  • Adults
  • Treatment Orientation

  • Authentic Movement
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dance / Movement Therapy (DMT)
  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Hakomi
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodrama
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Services Fee

    Billing and Insurance:

    I don’t currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for “out of network” benefit coverage

    Fees: $140 – $165 per 60 – minute session
    Sliding scale available for students and partial employment

    Sliding Scale Available  InfoClinicians who offer sliding scale payment structures may offer lower or reduced fees based on an individual’s ability to pay. Please contact this clinician for more details regarding their fees or sliding scale policy.

    Free Initial Consultation

    Weekend Availability

    Evening Availability

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