Melissa Gayle Platt

Psychologist, PhD

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Melissa Gayle Platt

Psychologist, PhD


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1016 SE 12th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97214
(971) 308-5184

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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.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 16 Years
  • School: University of Oregon
  • Year Graduated: 2014
  • License and State: 2535 Oregon

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $140 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
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Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Boston College / MA
  • Certificate Date: 2004

Location

1016 SE 12th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97214
(971) 308-5184
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Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Betrayal trauma, shame and self-criticism
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Grief
  • Leaving toxic environments
  • Peer Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Dream work
  • Feminist
  • Functional Analytic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Melissa Gayle Platt, PhD, Psychologist in Portland

Melissa Gayle Platt

Psychologist, PhD