Melissa Waterfield-Copeland, MA, MBA, LPC, LCDC, ACS

Melissa Waterfield-Copeland, MA, MBA, LPC, LCDC, ACS​

I have been working in behavioral health since 2010. I began working in admissions at the Family Institute at Northwestern University, which led me to continuing my education in psychology. I completed my Masters of Arts degree in Forensic Psychology from the University of Denver in 2013. My past experiences include jail-based diagnostic setting, in the field victim services, outpatient group and individual behavioral health, and Intensive Outpatient setting for substance abuse, as well as disordered eating. I also completed my Masters of Arts degree in Business Administration with a focus in Healthcare Administration.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (Colorado – October 2016 & Texas – October 2017), Licensed Addiction Counselor (Colorado – May 2016), Licensed Chemical Dependence Counselor (Texas – July 2017) and Approved Clinical Supervisor (May 2020). I have additional training completed in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Clinical Supervision and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Additional therapeutic methods include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I use a strength-based and integrative approach to empower my clients.

Patients have shared that my warm, supportive, and collaborative approach allows them to feel at ease immediately.

I was drawn to becoming a therapist through my love for relationships and a deep desire to understand emotional processes and healing. My goal is to serve my patients and truly make a difference walking besides and assisting in the navigation of life challenges as clients find wholeness for themselves.

I’m a true mid-west girl, but have fallen in love with the Texas people and warm winters! I enjoy spending time with family and traveling – both of which have been even more important as a new mom.

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