Provider type: Therapist
Serving: Adult (Ages 18 - 64), Geriatric
Melisa Patterson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over three years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, grief and loss, stress management, caregiver issues, and managing chronic illnesses. Melisa treats clients ages 18+ utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Supportive Therapy. Her approach is person-centered, client directed, and rooted in the power of human connection and therapeutic alliance. Melisa has extensive experience counseling adults across the lifespan with a specialization in working with older adults and their care partners in the outpatient medical and individual therapy settings. Melisa has a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a Certification in Gerontology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a Minor in Social and Economic Justice from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds professional memberships in the National Association of Social Workers and the National Kidney Foundation and is a Certified Nephrology Social Worker. In her free time, Melisa enjoys patronizing local eateries with her husband, taking daily walks with her miniature poodle, tending to her houseplants, and solving jigsaw puzzles.