GET TO KNOW MELISSA
“She believed she could, so she did.”
Melissa Barrios, LCSW
Hi! I’m Melissa Barrios. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Domestic Violence Professional but you can also call me a passionate feminist, feisty Latina, strong advocate, trauma specialist, nonjudgmental listener, and holistic healer. I strongly believe that we are all capable of anything as long as we are supported, empowered, and heard.
We all face everyday bullsh*t. Whether you’re going through relationship issues, a breakup, divorce, trauma, anxiety, depression, stressful job, or a major life change I can offer a comfortable, nonjudgmental, and safe environment where you can be your authentic self and discuss these challenges freely. Our process is collaborative and experiential. I can help you take a step back to find support through breath and body to become grounded and in touch with your intuitive wisdom. I like to use my training in psychotherapy, mindfulness, meditation, and reiki healing fluidly to facilitate this process as there is no such thing as a one size fits all approach in therapy. One minute we can be identifying, understanding, and processing automatic or emotion driven thoughts or the next minute we can be doing breath work, energy work, writing positive affirmations, doing some self talk, or challenging negative thoughts.
HOW I HELP
My goal is to support you, empower you, and hear you out so you can overcome the challenges you’re facing, find your voice, trust your gut, become your biggest cheerleader, and slay the day! I look forward to meeting you, offering you support, empowering you, and ensuring you feel heard.
MORE ABOUT ME
During my free time you can find me spending time with family and friends, playing with my cats (Potato and Frijolito), going to a concert, attending different food or music festivals (because music and food give me lifeee), binge watching shows on Netflix or Hulu, going for a bike ride, pretending I know what I am doing at the gym, writing, practicing breath work, adding to my crystal collection, or using my oracle cards.