Melissa Phares

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW

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Melissa Phares, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bellevue
(206) 785-1744 Website

Melissa Phares

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW


Location

Many Paths Counseling
1400 112th Ave SE
Suite 202
Bellevue, Washington 98004
(206) 785-1744

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Many Paths Counseling
144 Railroad Avenue
Edmonds, Washington 98020
(206) 785-1744

If you're worried about a loved one with substance use and/or mental health problems, I offer counseling to renew your own self-care while figuring out how to best support your loved one. Helping people close to those with substance use/psychiatric issues is my specialty. I am a social worker with fifteen years of experience helping people create healthy change. I named my practice Many Paths Counseling because I feel there is more than one "right" way to feel better, find answers, heal from the past, and kindle hope for the future. Clients have said I am non-judgmental, genuine, patient, and focused.

I also offer EMDR for anxiety relief and trauma resolution. Up-close experiences with substance use disorder and psychiatric problems in loved ones often means experiencing very stressful and even traumatic events. EMDR offers a path for resolving those past traumas so that we can move forward with less anxiety.

As a social worker, I am mindful of broader oppressive factors that may bear on a person's journey in counseling. I strive to provide an affirming and therapeutic environment to all.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: University of Washington School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 2001
  • License and State: LW60726532 Washington

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $60 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Regence
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Location

Many Paths Counseling
1400 112th Ave SE
Suite 202
Bellevue, Washington 98004
(206) 785-1744

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Many Paths Counseling
144 Railroad Avenue
Edmonds, Washington 98020
(206) 785-1744
Specialties
  • Codependency
  • Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

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Last Modified: 09 Aug 2019
Melissa Phares, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bellevue

Melissa Phares

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW