Melanie Epstein

ACSW - CA, Temporary LCSW AZ
Life Management Counselor - College of Veterinary Medicine
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Melanie is located at the College of Veterinary Medicine in Oro Valley

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Identities & Language

  • Cis Woman
  • Straight/Heterosexual
  • White
  • Culturally Jewish
  • Language: English, Professional Proficiency in Spanish

Education & License

Majored in Environmental Studies and Sociology and Minored in Spanish at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA and studied at Cal State Long Beach where I received my Masters of Social Work.

CAPS Services Teams

  • Life Management Counselor at Vet Med

Specialty Populations

  • Couples
  • Immigrant
  • Neurodiverse

Specialty Areas

  • Academic Concerns
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Crisis
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Emotional Abuse or Narcissistic Abuse
  • Family Conflict/Family of Origin
  • Gender Identity Concerns or Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Non-Suicidal Self-Injury/Self-Harm
  • Panic
  • Peer Relationships
  • Performance and Test Anxiety
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Orientation Concerns
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally-Focused
  • Exposure
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Relational
  • Solution-Focused
  • Strength-Based
  • Trans, Queer, and Gender-Affirming Counseling
  • Trauma-Informed

Professional Interests

Melanie utilizes an integrative approach because she recognizes that a "one size fits all" model does not work when providing therapy services to a diverse group of individuals. Melanie utilizes motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy practices as a basis of her care. Melanie is an equity advocate and is interested in giving her clients the tools and self-esteem to advocate for themselves in their personal and professional lives.

Personal Interests

Spending time in nature, animal advocacy and quality time with pets, hanging out with friends and family, and checking out new places to eat