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Meet Melissa J. Mason, LCSW-R, RYT, CRYT

 

Melissa is a seasoned psychotherapist with over 15 years experience with children, adolescents and young adults. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker she has worked in a variety of settings, including schools/universities, medical institutions, outpatient and residential treatment facilities and private practice.

 

Melissa has clinical expertise in eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma and other co-occurring disorders and specializes in providing Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to reduce symptoms of trauma and PTSD. Additionally, Melissa is extensively trained in the use of yoga and mindfulness as a complimentary intervention.  She recognizes the strong connection between mind and body and works to help clients develop practices that enhance their overall wellness. She has acted as a consultant to various non-for-profits and has provided clinical supervision to numerous MSW students. Melissa is a sought after speaker and an adjunct professor with Simmons School of Social Work.


Melissa’s therapeutic approach is grounded in the belief that an effective therapist builds good relationships with their clients. These relationships are built on mutual respect and trust and set the tone for work. Melissa strives to provide a safe environment allowing clients to be vulnerable. She works with clients to develop insight into the function of their eating disorder, how it is serving them, and how they can find alternative ways to meet those needs without shame or judgement. She aims to help individuals identify their “life worth living” allowing them to start showing up authentically, both in and out of session.  Melissa believes in taking a multidimensional approach to treatment and therefore works collaboratively with nutritionists, physicians, psychiatrists and other professionals to assure each patient is getting the most comprehensive care. Melissa whole heartedly believes recovery is possible and aims to impart that hope to her clients. Her approach is warm, open and non-judgmental.