Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been a bilingual therapist at East Cliff Family Health Center since March of 2018. Melissa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University in 2007, and earned her Master’s Degree in Social Welfare from U.C. Berkeley in 2012. She has more than 10 years of experience working with diverse populations facing complex social and emotional challenges. Melissa draws on training in Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other evidence based practices. Melissa strives to honor each patient’s right to self-determination, dignity and respect. In her free time Melissa enjoys spending time with family & friends, reading, cooking and exercising.