ursa major counseling

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ursa major counseling

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADC-I

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Location

ursa major counseling
Alphabet District
811 Northwest 19th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
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(971) 232-3463

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About

ursa major counseling is for my fellow sensitive stargazers feeling less-than-stellar in this insensitive world. I specialize in therapy for highly sensitive people (HSP). Being HSP is kinda like The Force: very lightside/darkside. Lightside: you're ultra-caring, sunsets are like whoa, people’s vibes write you novels & you have the kind of intense emotional connections that they write songs about. Darkside: you're exhausted. Full stop. You hustle to please everyone & get it perfect but it's never enough to stop those 4 AM hot thoughts. Oh, & you have the kind of intense emotional connections that they write songs about.
I help highly sensitive adults & teens experiencing mental health & addictions issues make peace with their sensitivity, harness their superpowers & level up their lives. I’m tender with your darkest places & deepest wounds & still (gently & with permission ofc) call you on your shit. Because sometimes ships need a harbor, sometimes the open ocean.
Prioritizing our HSP selves feels like stealing from the people we love. I do all I can to make therapy work for your busy life & remind you that it's ok to need this. I offer evening and weekend sessions, online self-scheduling, autopay, & meet over video or in-person. Please come to my website to learn more & request a free 30-minute video consultation.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $145+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Lyra Health
  • PacificSource
  • Out of Network
I accept PacificSource insurance, Lyra EAP benefits, and have Venmo and autopay available for out of pocket payments.
Email us or call (971) 232-3463 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • License: Oregon / C6095
  • School: Portland State University
  • Year Graduated: 2017

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor - Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board / 21-07-10182
  • Certificate Date: 2021

Location

ursa major counseling
Alphabet District
811 Northwest 19th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Call Melissa Hutchens
(971) 232-3463

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Highly Sensitive People HSP
  • Substance Use
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • non-binary/GNC
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Feminist
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • harm reduction, TF-CBT (trauma-informed CBT)
  • poly/nonmonogamy affirming & kink aware
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADC-I