Melissa Marin, M.A.
Hello, and welcome to Compassionate Healing! My name is Melissa and I look forward to working with you. Beginning therapy is already a big step and I want you to feel comfortable and confident taking that step with me. I have my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling, and am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Rhode Island. I completed my counseling internships in Puerto Rico throughout the San Juan and Bayamón areas, working for the Suicide Hotline actively answering urgent phone calls, and providing therapy to men suffering from addictions on a self-sustaining working-farm.
I have extensive experience and enjoy working with children, adolescents, parents, young adults, adults, couples, and families. I am also bilingual and can provide therapy services in Spanish.
I believe everyone’s life experience is unique. I will use and tailor a variety of treatment modalities to find the best fit for you. I believe in empowerment and basing treatment on your strengths to ultimately help you improve your overall quality of life. The therapeutic approaches I use are: Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.