RESIDENT IN COUNSELING
Hello! My name is Melissa Roberts. I am pleased to be a part of the Therapeutic Counseling and Consulting team as a telehealth therapist ensuring accessibility and comfort from your home. I am a Resident in Counseling. I graduated in 2019 from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Master of Science in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. I graduated in 2006 from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Master of Teaching in Elementary Education. I have been working with children, adolescents and their families for 20+ years. I have experience working in a public school setting where I have guided children and their families both academically and emotionally. I also have experience working with children, adolescents and their families in crisis at a crisis stabilization unit, where I lead group therapy, individual therapy, and family therapy.
I use a variety of modalities such as, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. I firmly believe in the interconnectedness of our feelings, thoughts and behaviors and utilize the cognitive triangle to assist in understanding the relationship of the interconnectedness. I provide assistance in understanding the ability to view an issue from multiple perspectives. I have an immense passion for providing services to help our youth and women cope with crisis, stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship issues and trauma. I also have experience with women and couples faced with infertility struggles, grief and loss.
As a mental health therapist, I take pride in developing a confidential, trusting, non-judgmental, and empathetic rapport. I have a profound love for helping others and look forward to helping you. Together, we can overcome, face and cope with your challenges. I believe in you.