Melissa Layman, MSW, LSWAIC
Licensed Social Work Associate & Independent Clinical
I believe strongly that the therapeutic relationship is one of the paramount features in gaining benefit from psychotherapy. Feeling safe, validated, and heard are incredibly important. A sense of trust, as well as having a supportive, and open environment are foundational in beginning the process of unpacking, sorting, and addressing what has brought you to this moment. Essentially, your connection with your therapist matters.
My approach is person-centered, with hopes of being able to meet you where you are, with a therapeutic orientation that is intuitive in nature. As your therapist, we can work toward regaining balance, and hopefully making life feel more manageable.
My therapy modalities may vary depending upon what it is you are presenting with, and hoping to work on. I may use evidence based models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and/or more supportive based models such Narrative and Cognitive Processing Therapy, or something in between as seems beneficial.