Ages I Work With:
- Teens and Adults
Techniques I Use to Help:
- Geek Therapy
- SMART Recovery
- Trauma and PTSD
- Borderline Personality (BPD)
More About Me:
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I received my Masters’s in Social Work from the University of Utah in 2013. I love working with adolescents and adults to help them overcome current struggles or past trauma. I have worked extensively with posttraumatic stress, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+, personality disorders, chronic illness, women’s issues, self-injurious behaviors, suicidal ideation, and severe trauma. I also use play therapy to help children become strong in their ability to cope with the struggles of daily life.
The therapeutic relationship is a vital part of treatment, and clients have to feel comfortable with their therapists for them to be successful. There needs to be complete honesty to have a trusting relationship. I hope that my clients will be honest with me so that I can help them to the best of my abilities. In return, I am completely honest in my sessions. A lot of the time, truth is hard to come to terms with, but it is also the first step to real change and personal growth.
I am AFCC trained and have worked with families and couples to help reunify with their children and help parents improve their ability to co-parent effectively. I have trained in EMDR, which works very well with people with trauma, who struggle with anxiety, and depression, or those who have a hard time with talk therapy. I am also a certified Sexual Assault Counselor. I have spent 3 years of my career working with substance abuse using SMART Recovery, a skills-based recovery program. I am DBT trained, and this is a great form of therapy for those with Borderline Personality Disorder and those looking for easy and helpful coping skills. I also use REBT, which is working with understanding and replacing irrational beliefs with healthy and rational beliefs.
In my spare time, I enjoy the performing arts, photography, reading, and writing. I have a strong love for all animals. I enjoy experiencing new adventures, including travel and skydiving.
I am excited to start working with you!!
Melena currently sees clients in our Lehi location with an option to see her virtually. Book an appointment with Melena Stevens, LCSW at Unified Family Therapy today.
Or click here to learn more about the other members of our team. Finding the right therapist is important. If you aren’t sure which therapist to choose, call our front desk and we can help you find the right fit.