About Melissa Keller
Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Prior to working at CAPS, Melissa has worked in intimate partner violence shelter services, community behavioral health, and residential treatment. When not at work, Melissa explores the world through permaculture, hiking, camping, yoga, astrology, writing, and being with family and friends.
Degree & License
Melissa has a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies from DePaul University, and a Master of Social Work from Arizona State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Arizona and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.
Role at CAPS
Melissa provides counseling, triage, and substance use diversion services at CAPS. Melissa is the program coordinator for Mindful Ambassadors.
Clinical Interests & Specialties
Melissa’s clinical interests include the ways in which systems of privilege and oppression impact embodied experiences of stress and trauma. Melissa has experience working with intergenerational and developmental trauma, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, family of origin and relationship issues, and grief and loss. As a member of the LGBTQI community, Melissa enjoys serving these populations.
Melissa uses an eclectic mix of approaches, including relational, interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic, cognitive, family systems, and psychoeducation.