Hello, I'm Melany (she/her). I graduated from Seattle University with a master’s in psychology following 12 years as a human rights attorney. Across my career, a guiding compass has been an interest in supporting others to meet fundamental rights or needs.
I have experience in a variety of contexts, including: providing crisis intervention and emotional support on a crisis line; engaging families and children navigating child welfare issues; supporting clients who have experienced emotional or physical trauma and are seeking social support and legal protections on that basis; and serving as a clinician and case manager for clients seeking support related to anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, depression, chronic pain, psychotic conditions, and other types of distress.
Master of Arts, Psychology, Seattle University, 2021
Juris Doctor, University of Virginia, 2007
Bachelor of Arts, University of Washington, 2002