Melissa Wijetunga, MA, QMHP

Melissa Wijetunga, MA, QMHP (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

Supervisor: Andrea Redeau, LPC, CADCI, NCC

Welcome! I provide a warm and respectful space to support your sense of self and potential for growth. Reach out for a free consultation.

Client Status

not accepting clients

Contact

9717172595

5319 SW Westgate Dr., Ste 113

Suite 201

Portland, 97132

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $100

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2015

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Child
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Approach to Helping

I believe that childhood experiences have lasting effects on personality development and the ability to cope with the challenges of navigating various spaces such as school, work, and family. Each of us are capable of change because mood, thoughts, and behaviors are all interconnected enabling a flexible perspective while building upon successes. As an integrationist, my therapeutic philosophy is cognitive-behavioral while drawing from trauma-informed strength-based practices. I work with individuals (including children, teens, and adults). I see clients in Oregon by phone or video sessions. Part of our work will be identifying barriers while maintaining your health and safety. I'm certain you already have some of the skills you need to start moving towards your goals.

More About the People I Treat

I hold a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College. As an undergraduate, I majored in Psychology and worked with teenagers in residential facilities for five years in the Philadelphia area. During that time, I provided skills training for children and teens with severe emotional and behavioral challenges and/or pervasive developmental disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder. As a pre-licensed professional counselor, I have spent an additional six years serving adults, children, and families in the areas of life transition, career counseling, school support, acculturation/racial identity, cultural advocacy, experienced abuse and/or neglect, PTSD, divorce, family conflict, anxiety and depression. I have experience engaging clients in mindfulness-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). I am trained in somatic and attachment focused EMDR and utilize the technique by client request.

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