Melissa Nelson

  • Oregon
  • Oregon Telehealth

Accepting New Patients

  • Individual Therapy
  • she/her
  • Serves Ages 14 to 100

Primary Specialties

  • Veterans
  • Grief/Loss
  • First Responders
  • PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder)
Also Experienced With
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution Focused
  • Stress
  • Trauma-Focused CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)


Melissa Nelson, a combat veteran from Portland, served in the US Air Force from 1989 until 2021, rising from a Dental Assistant to the Civil Engineer Squadron's Prime Base Expeditionary Emergency Forces Manager. Her roles involved collaboration with key military personnel and a deployment to Afghanistan, showcasing her leadership and dedication to safety. Post-retirement, Melissa focuses on supporting veterans and first responders, drawing on her deep military insights and empathy to build trust with clients.

Her personal life reflects a commitment to service, with her daughter serving as an Oregon Air National Guard Firefighter and her son, a former Air Force EOD specialist. Melissa's counseling approach is shaped by her vast experience and compassionate understanding of military and service-related challenges, offering clients a nurturing space for growth and healing.

I am a master's-level candidate holding a certificate to practice in Oregon as a social work associate. I practice under a board-approved clinical supervisor, pursuant to OAR 877-020-0012, at Mindful Therapy Group, P.C.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • CareOregon
  • Cigna
  • Cigna EAP
  • Kaiser Permanente Northwest
  • Moda Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • Regence BlueCross BlueShield
  • Trillium Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare EAP