Melanie Smithson, MA, BC-DMT, LPC, CHt
Specialization: Relationship issues, trauma, childhood abuse,
depression, boundary issues, chronic pain, anxiety, panic, grief and
Trained In: Dance/Movement Therapy, EMDR Certified, Developmental Needs
Meeting Strategy, Sedona Method Releasing, Thought Field Therapy and
psychotherapy goes beyond talk therapy and allows you to deepen your
awareness of how your thoughts affect your emotions and your body, and
how your body stores emotions that have not been given expression.
Working with awareness, sensations, breath and movement we bring to
consciousness what is stored in the body. Through non-judgmental
awareness, we can study and loosen held beliefs and behaviors that keep
you stuck in unsatisfying life situations. Many who have not benefited
from traditional therapy have found relief with body-mind psychotherapy.
including art, music and movement blend well with body-mind
psychotherapy, as does EMDR, an innovative method of psychotherapy
proven effective in treating trauma.
"I am a
53-year-old wife and mother. For years I suffered from chronic pain and
was eventually diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I was fatigued, stressed,
anxiety-ridden, always in pain, unable to sleep. About two years ago, I
became very depressed and suicidal. I tried numerous doctors, drugs,
etc. but never got relief from my symptoms until I came in contact with
Melanie Smithson. Through the use of EMDR, she was able to help me get back my life! I
discovered through her gentle, caring and professional counseling,
that I was harboring a very painful event which happened during my early
childhood, that later had manifested itself into pain in my
body. The accompanying fear and anger, that I had allowed to build up
for decades, was ruining my health, my self-esteem, my outlook on
life and my daily interactions with my family. After just months of
therapy with Melanie, I started feeling better, sleeping better,
regaining an interest in life again. The real testimonial is when I was
able to go with my husband on a spur of the moment trip to the
mountains and go dog-sledding. Never in a million years did I think I
could do that! I feel I owe it all to Melanie Smithson and her gentle
guidance back to good physical and mental health."
Call today for your free consult. 303-271-7659.