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Name

Melissa

Last Name

Platt, Ph.D.

Nickname

Melissa

Therapist Info

About

My work focuses on helping survivors of betrayal trauma to heal and to thrive. Most of my clients have experienced a betrayal of trust either by loved ones such as a parent, partner, or friend, or an institution such as their university or employer. I specialize in helping survivors to overcome feelings of shame and self-criticism that are actually adaptive responses to betrayal trauma, but that are no longer serving them. In learning to let go of shame and self-criticism, a new way of living becomes possible that is richer, more joyful, and more connected than was previously possible.

 

I use several evidence-based approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy. In addition, and when it is a good fit, I help clients to follow their path to healing through dream work.

 

I deeply respect my clients and the courage it takes to confront what is most difficult. I also appreciate human diversity and enjoy working with people of varying gender, sexual orientation, racial, ethnic, religious, and disability identities.

Modalities

Counseling