Natalie Melka, MA, LPCC

Natalie Melka, MA, LPCC

Session Types

In-Person Sessions
Teletherapy/Virtual Sessions

Natalie uses an intersectional approach and believes that trauma occurs within the personal and social context of the person and their intersecting identities, such as race, gender, and sexual orientation. Natalie is passionate about supporting her clients through using Trauma-Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Trauma-Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy aims to encourage present-moment contact and awareness of feelings and experiences rather than avoidance and distraction. Natalie uses mindfulness and experiential techniques to encourage awareness and regulation of the nervous system. She believes in fostering a collaborative working relationship with her clients that is centered on vulnerability, curiosity, and trust.

Education

Natalie Melka studied at Regis University in the Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate. Natalie is passionate about providing trauma-informed and client-centered counseling services to adults in the state of Colorado. Natalie received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and majored in psychology. Natalie graduated with distinction and focused heavily on women’s mental health, the neurobiology of trauma, and treatment modalities for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Specialties

  • Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Healthy Coping Strategies
  • Mood Disorders
  • OCD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma/PTSD

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Self-Pay
  • Tricare