Every human being was put on the Earth with a desire to find purpose and create a life full of meaning. We’re social beings who long to feel connected to the people around us. The thing is, as much as we need to love and be loved, it’s those very relationships that often make life so challenging.
As I see it, you’re connected to everyone you know by an invisible string. When one person makes a choice, it tugs on the rest of this interpersonal web. When I sit down with a family, couple, or an individual, I’m there to help each person understand what’s happening internally as they learn how to respond instead of react.
Hi, I’m Melissa Graziano and I’m thrilled to be a counseling intern working under the supervision of Kirsten Goffena. Right now, I’m finishing up a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health: Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling/Therapy at the University of Northern Colorado. I will see clients on my own as well as consult with Kirsten on all my cases.
I am passionate about working with all types of couples and families. When you sit down with an objective person who can hold a safe space for all, it’s possible to resolve so many concerns and strengthen connections. I support couples and families in learning to more effectively communicate, which often increases intimacy and bonding. My goal for couples, families, and individuals is to build on their unique strengths and for their learned skills in counseling to continue long after therapy.
Additionally, I am interested in working with the unique concerns of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) community.
I believe every person has the answers – it’s just a matter of looking within. You will find I have an integrative holistic approach. Through explorative conversation, mindfulness techniques like breath work, and helping people tune into what the body is telling them about their feelings, I’m here to help serve as a guide for individuals to look deeper. I am warm, empathetic, non-judgmental, and inviting. I would be honored to support you, and your intimate relationships while working to determine what best fits your needs.
Co-facilitator for an empowering psycho-educational group for young women called S.N.A.P.P! in Fort Collins
- Counseled individuals, couples, and families at Psychological Services Clinic at the University of Northern Colorado
- Training in mindfulness and self-compassion practices at Shambhala Mountain Center
Supported survivors and their families struggling with domestic violence at Crossroads Safehouse in Fort Collins
Advocate at a group home for adults with developmental delays at Imagine in Longmont
Worked with mothers struggling from substance abuse who were working towards making a healthy life for their children at Arapahoe House in Westminster
Email, call, or schedule online now so you can start living the life your deserve!