Melissa UtzLPC

Melissa Utz

Education

  • MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Naropa University, Boulder, CO
  • BA, Santa Clara University, CA

About Melissa

It takes courage to explore life’s challenges. Melissa works from a core belief that each of you has the inherent wisdom and abilities needed to meet those challenges with resilience and skill. Change is possible but sometimes you need support and a safe place to explore the possibilities. Melissa builds strong and trusting relationships, inviting curiosity, humor, directness, and compassion. She works with individuals and specializes in life transitions, identity exploration, relational difficulties, and helping you move through tough times that might feel impossible. Melissa’s tailors her collaborative, mindful, and strengths-based approach to your unique needs with and eye towards reaching your goals. She believes in working hard with you while also inviting play and celebration along the way.

Melissa knows that identities, visible and invisible, marginalized and privileged, are with us in every moment, relationship, and experience — and this has an impact on our health and wellness. Melissa is LGBTQ+ affirming and experienced in working with people of marginalized backgrounds within an intersectional framework. Melissa will broach identity with you early in the relationship to help build a foundation of openness and trust. This transparency allows identity to be acknowledged and potentially explored, within the relationship, in support of your wellbeing.

Melissa acknowledges that the journey of understanding her own intersecting identities and how they impact her work and clients is ongoing. She engages in frequent conversations, trainings, and self inquiry so that she can continue to remain humble and open to feedback when she doesn’t get things quite right. She strives through these ongoing practices, to create a courageous, educated, and comfortable space to explore identity and the impacts that culture, society, power, and oppression have on each one of her clients.


Contact Oregon Counseling

To request an appointment please complete the form below. Next, an intake coordinator will email you a link with a questionnaire for you to complete regarding your goals for treatment. After that questionnaire is completed, you will be contacted via phone to schedule an appointment. Please note we do not accept Trillium/OHP, Medicare or Tricare/Triwest insurance.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please consider these emergency options:

  • Call the National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255
  • Text HOME to 741741
  • call 911
  • Go to your nearest emergency room.
  • To request an appointment please complete the form below.
  • Next, an intake coordinator will email you a link with a questionnaire for you to complete regarding your goals for treatment.
  • After that questionnaire is completed, you will be contacted via phone to schedule.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please consider the following resources:

  • Call the National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255
  • Text HOME to 741741
  • Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room

Please note we do not accept Trillium/OHP, Medicare or Tricare/Triwest insurance.

  • To request a counseling appointment in Portland please complete the form below.
  • Next, an intake coordinator will email you a link with a questionnaire for you to complete regarding your goals for treatment.
  • After that questionnaire is completed, you will be contacted via phone to schedule.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please consider the following resources:

  • Call the National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255
  • Text HOME to 741741
  • Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room

Please note we do not accept Trillium/OHP, Medicare or Tricare/Triwest insurance.

  • To request an appointment please complete the form below.
  • Next, an intake coordinator will email you a link with a questionnaire for you to complete regarding your goals for treatment.
  • After that questionnaire is completed, you will be contacted via phone to schedule.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please consider the following resources:

  • Call the National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255
  • Text HOME to 741741
  • Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room

Please note we do not accept Trillium/OHP, Medicare or Tricare/Triwest insurance.

Contact Information

SE Portland Location

10011 SE Division Street,
Suite 202
Portland, OR 97266

503-928-3998

Monday to Friday: 7:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Corvallis Location

887 NW Grant Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330

541-714-5620

Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Eugene Location

401 E 10th Ave,
Suite 330
Eugene, OR 97401

541-868-2004

Monday to Friday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

https://www.eugenetherapy.com/