We all have the birthright to be all of who we really are, I help people on that path.

I believe we all hold the truth within us and my job is to help people get to whatever that truth is. I am a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Workshop Presenter and EMDR Practitioner practicing in Portland, Oregon.

I work with couples and families who really want to make changes in the way they relate to one another, helping them to understand that conflict is normal and natural. It is in relationship that we are wounded and it is in relationship that the most healing potential lies, that is why I love working with couples. I am able to teach people skills that will transform their relationships.

I teach couples the most effective tool available anywhere to create breakthroughs in their relationship that result in higher levels of loving and passion. Couples ready for a breakthrough come to therapy to learn tools that are simple yet powerful and life changing.

I also enjoy working with individuals that are ready to make changes in their lives. I am experienced at helping people who have been traumatized. Seven years at the VA Outpatient Clinic has well prepared me to work with those who have been traumatized, are depressed or are grieving.


Please contact me to schedule a free initial consultation.

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I look forward to helping you find your path.


The Benefits of Therapy

Psychotherapy can be an effective tool in providing you with the necessary support and training to overcome the challenges you face. By seeking therapy, you are taking responsibility and action to change what no longer works in your life. Many studies have shown throughout the years that psychotherapy is an effective form of treating and managing mental illnesses and other emotional disorders.

As an experienced licensed clinical social worker, it is my honor to assist you in exploring your core issues and move toward a healthy, fulfilling life. Utilizing a variety of approaches including Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral, Family Systems, EMDR & Imago Relationship Therapy, I will work with you to create a treatment plan that is customized to meet your unique circumstances.

With honesty and compassion I will work with you to create an open channel of communication. The goal of our therapy sessions together, will be to help you develop the mental fortitude needed to lead a successful life. Additionally, we will work on the skill of self-compassion, which will allow you to move more easily through difficult times in the future, as wells as become a more productive and happier person.

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”

– Nido Qubein

Catherine M Melo, Licensed Clinical Social Worker verified by Psychology Today