Melissa Keller

Mental Health Clinician and Clinical Supervisor
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Identities & Language

  • Cis Woman
  • Queer
  • White 
  • Spiritual
  • Animist
  • Language: English

Education & 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. Prior to working at CAPS, she has worked in intimate partner violence, school social work, community mental health, and residential treatment settings. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Arizona and an AZBBHE-approved clinical supervisor. Melissa is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Registered Yoga Teacher.  

CAPS Service Teams

  • Counseling

Role at CAPS

Melissa provides counseling, triage, yoga therapy, crisis stabilization, and Oasis services at CAPS. Melissa is a clinical supervisor, as well as advisor for Mindful Ambassadors. 

Specialty Populations


Specialty Areas

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Crisis
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict/Family of Origin
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Panic
  • Peer Relationships
  • Poly/Kink/Sex Work
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse or Assault
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues 

Treatment Approach

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-Based
  • Compassion-Based
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Multicultural
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Relational-Cultural Therapy
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trans, Queer, and Gender-Affirming Counseling
  • Trauma-Focused 

Insurance & Payment Options

  • Aetna 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Campus Care
  • Cigna
  • Fee for Service
  • HealthNet
  • United Health Care/Optum
  • United Student Health Insurance

Professional Interests

Melissa's clinical interests include neurophysiology, embodiment, integrative healing practices, and the ways in which intersectional systems of privilege and oppression impact lived experiences of wellness, stress, and trauma. Melissa has experience working with intergenerational and developmental trauma, substance use, depression, anxiety, family of origin and relationship issues, and grief and loss. 

Personal Interests

Melissa loves to explore the world through permaculture, hiking, swimming and camping, yoga, astrology and ancestral work, reading, writing, baking, and being with family and friends.  

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