Melanie J Chitwood

Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHCA

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Melanie J Chitwood, MA, NCC, LMHCA, Counselor in Seattle
(206) 462-5694

Melanie J Chitwood

Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHCA


Location

Seattle, Washington 98104
(206) 462-5694
Other Location +

Additional Location

Auburn, Washington 98002
(206) 462-5694

It's common to feel out of sorts, isolated, or misunderstood when experiencing relationship, family, peer, or workplace conflicts/stress, during a life transition, or when recovering from trauma. It may be due to a death, the end of a relationship, a relocation from another state or country, an adjustment to a health issue of yourself or a loved one, or being in an environment in which you feel you don't fit. It can be painful to experience these feelings and to try to find a way forward. You don't have to do this alone - I can help.

My speciality areas include: grief and loss counseling; feelings of isolation; discrimination; helping clients to heal from recent and/or childhood trauma; relationship, family, & academic/workplace stressors; assisting individuals adjust to culture shock & reverse culture shock; supporting individuals in relationships with someone they deem difficult; & supporting adults with dyslexia.

I have lived in the Far East, Middle East, & UK during my adult life and have provided counseling to clients from over 19 countries - from varying ethnic, religious, & socio-economic backgrounds. This provides me a unique world perspective in which I can better seek to understand individuals from their context.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: Adams State University
  • Year Graduated: 2016
  • License and State: MC60692213 Washington

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Please call me to discuss rates / options.
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Regent's University London / Psychotherapy & Counseling
  • Certificate Date: 2007
  • Certificate: National Certified Counselor / 742013
  • Certificate Date: 2016

Location

Seattle, Washington 98104
(206) 462-5694
Other Location +

Additional Location

Auburn, Washington 98002
(206) 462-5694
Specialties
  • Grief
  • Expatriate & Repatriate Adjustment
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Professional Connections

Hannah Alderete, MA, LMHC, HHC
Hannah Alderete, MA, LMHC, HHC
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Last Modified: 31 May 2017
Melanie J Chitwood, MA, NCC, LMHCA, Counselor in Seattle

Melanie J Chitwood

Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHCA