Meet Melissa Rauch LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
I am passionate about health and happiness for all. I believe everyone has the right to optimal health, whether you're suffering from an ailment or you just want to step up your game. I want to help you become your best self, achieve your fullest life, and find the most joyful you. I believe in health from the inside out, focusing on what you eat, what you think, and what you do. I'm here to help.
I utilize evidenced-based practices to enhance the quality of your life. I want to help you with several aspects, including physical movement and exercise routines, sleep hygiene, meditation/mindfulness, self esteem and self worth. Let me be your guide along the path to a more fulfilled, healthy life.
I have over 20 years of experience in the human services field helping individuals, both adults and adolescents, cultivate and experience happier, healthier lives. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado and Arizona as well as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California. I have worked in therapeutic foster homes, psychiatric inpatient facilities, residential group homes, outpatient treatment facilities, and as a Clinical Director of residential treatment facilities for eating disorders and substance abuse.
My experience includes working with individuals, groups, families, and couples suffering from many disorders such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, substance abuse, sexual disorders, sexual victimization, and eating disorders. I uses an eclectic approach drawing from a variety of therapeutic techniques such as CBT, EMDR, outdoor therapy, and trauma informed yoga therapy.
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)
Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP)
Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH)
I can help with
Trauma & EMDR
I utilize trauma informed, evidence based treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), as well as trauma informed yoga to treat trauma and anxiety disorders in a holistic manner.
For more information on EMDR visit http://www.emdr-therapy.com/emdr.html
I incorporate Cognitive Behavior Therapy, interpersonal therapy, outdoor therapy, and movement therapy to address depressive disorders and to help improve mood.
If you are feeling overwhelmed or are having thoughts of suicide please call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
My life coaching services focus on setting and achieving goals in all aspects of your life. This includes relationships, fitness, health, career, and overall life satisfaction. I help by providing accountability and motivation to encourage you stay on track to reach your goals.
Movement, both physical and emotional, are the key to ultimate success.
Anxiety & Stress
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue; affecting millions of people world wide. These include General Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Panic Disorder, among others. CBT is the most effective treatment for anxiety disorders. I also draw from outdoor and movement therapy, utilizing my love for nature and my yoga certification.
I have decades of experience working with adolescents struggling with anxiety disorders, depression, self harm, eating disorders, trauma, substance abuse, peer relations, sexually maladaptive behaviors, and adjustments to emerging life situations. I am here to provide a listening ear and help provide guidance on the path to health. CBT, EMDR, and solution based interventions are all evidence based therapies that I utilize while working with teens.
During my time as a Clinical Director at a residential treatment center for clients suffering from eating disorders I was successful in treating anorexia, bulimia, and orthorexia, using CBT, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) as well as mindful, intuitive eating techniques. When treating clients in an outpatient setting best outcomes are achieved when also working with a dietitian that specializes in eating disorders.
50 minute Individual counseling sessions
In person, phone and virtual sessions are available
60 minute Outdoor/Yoga sessions
Outdoor sessions can include walking/hiking, or informed trauma yoga (gentle or seated).
30 minute in person coaching
30 minute phone coaching
Two 30 minutes calls
Two 45 minute in person/virtual sessions