Melanie is a mental health counselor at New Priorities who currently works primarily with children and adolescents but sees adults as well. She is also a student at Portland State University in the Master of Social Work program. Melanie brings the social work perspective to her therapy work and considers the entire person, their environment, social and societal factors when working with clients. She is currently trained in DBT, CPT for PTSD, CBT, and MI.Melanie has lived in Central Oregon since 2008. In her free time she enjoys camping, knitting, rock hounding, and playing with her animals and children.