Melissa Lake, Graduate Intern
Melissa is a Master’s level intern under the supervision of Deanna Moor at Crossroads Counseling. She wholeheartedly believes that a felt sense of safety is paramount for healing. Her goal is to create a safe and nonjudgemental space where people can tell their stories, gain a deeper understanding of and compassion for themselves, and re-engage with their stories in a new way. She approaches therapy from a relational and attachment-based perspective, with the understanding that what is hurt in relationships is healed in relationships. She brings a trauma-informed lens to her clinical work.
Melissa is excited to be working with a broad range of people, including adult individuals, couples, adolescents, and children. She is trained in the Townsend Character and Competence Model, is working on a trauma certification, and is receiving training in EMDR. Her other professional interests include Internal Family Systems (IFS), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Polyvagal Theory. She is attending the Townsend Institute at Concordia University Irvine, obtaining a Master of Arts in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health.
Melissa‘s personal interests include being in nature, yoga, learning new things, spending time with her husband, their two sons, and their wives, and their college-aged daughter.