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 enjoys exploring the world through 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, clinical care coordination, and substance use diversion services at CAPS.
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. Melissa enjoys working with those who identify as LGBTQIA.
Melissa uses an eclectic mix of approaches, including relational, interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic, cognitive, family systems, and psychoeducation.