Melissa Yeary, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I bring empathy, connection, and insight to our work together, listening to what is important in your life and collaborating with you to uncover and explore values and goals. As you identify areas for change, I offer a rich variety of tools to help you shift your perspective and behavior.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

I believe people have an innate capacity to learn and grow. Therapy offers fertile ground for you to safely explore the rich depth of your inner life and focus on what stands in the way of being who you want to be. We will collaborate to understand your unique emotions, mind, body, and history as the process of healing unfolds. Making sense of who you are, individually and in relationship, enhances your ability to make wise choices about your life. Understanding long-time habits of thinking frees you from emotional limitations and provides new opportunities to live your life with engagement and passion. Integrating the creative process with insights gained in therapy can contribute to growth and self-expression. I believe creativity is available to all of us and enjoy working with clients who like to engage their own creative process in any form. In addition to therapy, I facilitate SoulCollage®, an experiential art process which can add deep meaning and rich insight to life.

My Background

I have an MA in Mental Health Counseling from Lewis and Clark College, and a BA in Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology from the University of Missouri. I'm experienced in working with adults of all ages on issues including anxiety, depression, self-awareness, trauma, addiction, and career development. I’m trained in Hakomi, a mindfulness approach to therapy that supports profound change through the exploration of thoughts, body, feelings, and memories. I bring a wealth of life experience to my work, including my background as parent, artist, coach, and software designer and manager in the corporate world. I value creativity and intuition as key elements in nourishing the spirit, and enjoy using Voice Dialogue and SoulCollage® to inspire self-awareness and explore the complexity of our inner worlds.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • 503.451.3732
  • Website
  • 3234 NE Wasco Street, Suite D
    Portland, OR 97232

At a Glance

  • Experience: 7 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Laurelhurst
  • Rate: $110-/session

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