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Melina A. Forbes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
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Melina A. Forbes

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC

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Tacoma, WA 98446
Let's Connect (253) 364-1129
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I work well with individuals who are experiencing symptoms of ADHD, depression, anxiety, and loss of identity-particularly in response to major life transitions. I have special interest in the experiences of caregivers. My deepest desire is to support you as you explore your mind-body connection. Drawing on Internal Family Systems theory, I will orient you to your own unique somatic experience and compassionately guide you towards the agency that is your birthright.
I offer a warm, relatable, and expansive space to process your life. I have a child and family welfare background which facilitates my understanding of supporting individuals within systems; we do not exist in a vacuum! Clinically, I draw from Internal Family Systems, attachment theory, and somatic practices to help support client interoception.
Past experiences, belief systems, and the many forces outside of your control can feel like a prison. You have everything within you to experience a creative, value-based, and liberated life while navigating the messy and beautiful experience of being here and now. To witness and support you would be an honor. If you're waiting for the right time, it is now.
Call or Melina A. Forbes now for a free 15 minute consultation - (253) 364-1129

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Tacoma, WA 98446

(253) 364-1129

Mindful Therapy Group

Tacoma, WA 98402

I offer therapy online via video and currently have afternoon and evening availability Monday and Wednesdays.
$120 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Let's Connect (253) 364-1129
Photo of Melina A. Forbes, MSW, LSWAIC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Tacoma, WA 98446

(253) 364-1129

Mindful Therapy Group

Tacoma, WA 98402

I offer therapy online via video and currently have afternoon and evening availability Monday and Wednesdays.
$120 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $120
  • Couple Sessions $120

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Kaiser Permanente Northwest
  • Premera
  • United Healthcare EAP
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
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I am partnering with Mindful Therapy Group and may be in network with your insurance for individual sessions. I offer self pay options and if you are utilizing insurance coverage and would like to work with me, I will direct you to Mindful Therapy Group,
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (253) 364-1129
Photo of Melina A. Forbes, MSW, LSWAIC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melina A. Forbes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
"
I am partnering with Mindful Therapy Group and may be in network with your insurance for individual sessions. I offer self pay options and if you are utilizing insurance coverage and would like to work with me, I will direct you to Mindful Therapy Group,
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (253) 364-1129
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Melina A. Forbes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Washington / SC 61489979 Melina A. Forbes
  • In Practice for 1 Year
  • Attended University of Washington, Master of Social Work, Graduated 2021
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (253) 364-1129
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Melina A. Forbes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (253) 364-1129
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Melina A. Forbes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC

Specialties and Expertise

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Body Positivity
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (253) 364-1129
Photo of Melina A. Forbes, MSW, LSWAIC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melina A. Forbes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Do these issues align with your needs? or (253) 364-1129
Photo of Melina A. Forbes, MSW, LSWAIC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melina A. Forbes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Single Mother

Religion

Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Single Mother

Religion

Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Family Systems
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Strength-Based
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I often approach therapy sessions utilizing my understanding of attachment theory, Internal Family Systems, and mindfulness practices. In your first session, we will explore what brings you to therapy and work together to identify what modalities might be most supportive. You are an individual with unique circumstances and I will approach you with warmth, compassion, and curiosity.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (253) 364-1129
Photo of Melina A. Forbes, MSW, LSWAIC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melina A. Forbes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
"
I often approach therapy sessions utilizing my understanding of attachment theory, Internal Family Systems, and mindfulness practices. In your first session, we will explore what brings you to therapy and work together to identify what modalities might be most supportive. You are an individual with unique circumstances and I will approach you with warmth, compassion, and curiosity.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (253) 364-1129
Photo of Melina A. Forbes, MSW, LSWAIC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melina A. Forbes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC

Location

Primary Location

Tacoma, WA 98446

(253) 364-1129

Additional Location

Mindful Therapy Group

Tacoma, WA 98402

(253) 364-1129

Nearby Areas

"
I offer therapy online via video and currently have afternoon and evening availability Monday and Wednesdays.
Call for a free consultation now - (253) 364-1129
Photo of Melina A. Forbes, MSW, LSWAIC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melina A. Forbes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
"
I offer therapy online via video and currently have afternoon and evening availability Monday and Wednesdays.
Call for a free consultation now - (253) 364-1129
Photo of Melina A. Forbes, MSW, LSWAIC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melina A. Forbes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC