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Melissa Proctor, LCSW


Melissa Proctor, LCSW

Practice Location: 

Patterson & Virtual

Ages Treated:

Adolescents: 12+ Adults: 18+

Primary Areas of Clinical Interest & Expertise: 

· Past or current trauma/adverse experiences (family, emotional, partner violence,
institutional/system-related, religious, grief/loss, sexual, societal, physical, etc.)
· Depression and/or anxiety
· Relationship challenges/work issues/life transitions


The most important thing about therapy is that you feel comfortable talking about
whatever is going on in your life. I believe the process of therapy can be valuable for
everyone trying to navigate the difficulties we face. I am here to provide a safe and
friendly environment so I can help you to improve your life in the ways you want.
Melissa has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 10 years. In her career she has enjoyed helping folks with incredibly different experiences, backgrounds, and challenges. She uses a strength-based, trauma-informed approach in all her work incorporating various modalities based on what suits the client she is serving. Melissa uses tools and techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, etc. in pursuing her clients’ goals in treatment. Melissa genuinely enjoys helping kids and adults find ways to effectively cope with difficult emotions, stress, traumatic experiences, and challenging life
Melissa has over 25 years of experience working with children, youth, adults, and families in primarily non-profit organizations. She has served clients in San Diego CA, Philadelphia PA, rural Kentucky, and Richmond VA. She has also done a lot of consultation work with community and government organizations across the country to
help them improve their services to kids and families.


Bachelor of Science, San Diego State University, 1994
Masters in Social Work, University of Pennsylvania, 1998

Licenses and Certifications:

LCSW, California, 2014, #62650
LCSW, Virginia, 2023, #0904015618


While Melissa is contracted with the following insurance payers, we recommend contacting your insurance company to determine if your plan has any restrictions or limitations:
- Anthem (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Aetna (Commercial)
- Cigna
- Molina Complete Care of Virginia Medicaid
- Optima (Commercial Pending, Medicaid)
- Optum/ UnitedHealthcare (Commercial Pending, Medicaid)

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