Melissa Chernaik

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC

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Melissa Chernaik

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC

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Offers online therapy

Melissa Chernaik Counseling
12 SE 14th Avenue
Suite 203
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 925-4041

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We all feel stuck sometimes—in old patterns, painful feelings, anxious thoughts, or harsh beliefs about ourselves or others. And therapy is a great place to change those things. But I believe the true magic of therapy is in learning to feel—really feel in your bones—how whole and worthy you actually are, no matter how stuck or broken you might feel today. Together, we’ll get to know and learn accept all parts of you (yes, even that harsh inner critic) and heal old wounds so you can feel more balanced and integrated. My job is to support you—and challenge you—in identifying and removing the barriers standing in your way.
Just being human in this world can be confusing, exhausting and heartbreaking. I help people facing all sorts of challenges—self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship struggles, gender identity, sexuality, grief & loss. I'm LGBTQIA+, poly, and kink affirming, body-positive, and generally welcoming of humans in all our beautiful, flawed glory.
Stuckness, struggle and pain may be natural parts of life, but tackling them alone doesn't have to be. I offer a warm, safe, non-judgmental place to dig in—leaning on genuine human connection, self-compassion, and even humor. My style is honest, direct and collaborative; I'm 'in it' with you as a partner in the work. If that sounds good, please get in touch.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • License: Oregon / C5754
  • School: Portland State University
  • Year Graduated: 2017

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Board for Certified Counselors / 884662
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Location

Melissa Chernaik Counseling
12 SE 14th Avenue
Suite 203
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 925-4041
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Counties:
Neighborhoods:
Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem
Issues
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

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Last Modified: 25 Mar 2021
Melissa Chernaik, MS, NCC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland

Melissa Chernaik

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC