Melissa Morrison, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Reno NV
I employ a holistic therapeutic approach. The foundation of my work with individuals, couples, and families is my understanding that each person has a unique life experience, and brings a distinct perspective to the process. Providing services that span from therapy for relationship dissolution, and non-traditional relationships, anxiety and eating concerns, couples counseling and beyond. I have a special interest in adoption from start to finish, including the relationship you build with your adopted child. I offer Psychedelic Assisted Therapy and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. Integration of a psychedelic experience is a very important part of inner healing and growth. I use an integrated and personalized approach to address the subtleties and complexities of your relationships with yourself and others. Whether your symptoms take the form of depression, anxiety, an eating disorder, self-destructive behavior, or discord within the family, a breakthrough can happen when symptoms are addressed in a safe, confidential, and trusting environment. My therapeutic approach is designed to help each client become aware of - and ultimately repair - the underlying causes of suffering and misunderstanding. Throughout the process, I am committed to valuing your strengths, providing you with a companion in your struggles, and supporting you as you deepen your relationship with yourself and others.
Originally planning to pursue a career in education, I earned a B.A. in English Literature. After several years of work experience in various capacities, much of which involved working with teenagers and pre-teens, I realized that my greater passion lay in studying the human condition and processes. I returned to the University of Nevada from 2011 to 2013, when I earned my Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Prior to receiving my MFT-Intern license, I completed my practicum working with veterans at the Reno Veteran’s Center. My early work as an MFT-Intern saw me working with people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction issues. I also spent a considerable amount of time at the start of my career working with the underserved populations in Nevada’s rural communities.