Mel Ciaravino, Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Intern


As a counseling and clinical rehabilitation intern, Mel is particularly interested in working with clients seeking therapy for relationship issues, women’s issues, substance use disorder, depression, ADHD, and other disabilities. They have served as a mentor for LGBTQ youth, worked with individuals who have experienced traumatic brain injuries, and volunteered as a first responder for individuals who experienced sexual assault.

Mel believes in therapy where you are heard and supported toward the goals and priorities you choose through your healing process. Mel encourages new processes and tools that create change that lasts after therapy ends.

Mel’s passion for mental health began with lived experience with mental health challenges and disability. They are driven by the transformation possible through gaining access to therapy that emphasizes strengths.

Mel’s practice is rooted in an awareness of the broad impact of systemic oppression, institutional bias, and economic inequality on the mental health of so many of us. Their work is informed by perspectives of feminist therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and contemplative therapy.