The Other Side of the Couch

the blog for therapists that want to stay energized!

About the Author

Melissa Danielson is a counselor living and working in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a Masters of Counseling from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Melissa has worked in hospital, pastoral, family treatment center and private practice settings. She has expertise in treating children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.

Melissa has had a wide range of training and practice. Her experience ranges from crisis and emergency support to long-term management of mental health concerns and family distress. This includes chronic mental illness, co-occurring disorders, mood disorders and trauma that affect children, adolescents, adults and families. Her specialized areas of practice include Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, depression, infidelity, marriage counseling, adjustment disorders, sexual abuse and other trauma as well as practitioner well-being.

Melissa’s approach uses a faith-based, strength based, brief solution focused therapy embedded in a narrative view. She is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is a credentialed EMDR practitioner.

Melissa is currently in private practice. You may find out more about her at

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2 Responses to “About the Author”

  1. Dagmar Arato says:

    interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you

  2. Just Needed to say that this post has got some very good info….i dont entirely agree with every thing that is expressed..and would like to hear some other points of view on the matter

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