Melissa "Mel" Brestel

LICENSES
  • LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

  • LIMHP (Independent Mental Health Practitioner)

  • MHP (Mental Health Practitioner)

EDUCATION
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  • University of Nebraska at Omaha

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE
  • 20 years in private practice

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS
  • Recovery is something everyone can achieve.  Whether that's recovery from trauma, drugs, alcohol, or a bad relationship the world can look like a frightening place.  I specialize in helping you find a way that works for you to address and move on from those worries that occupy your mind.

  • Since obtaining my Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2004, I have helped hundreds of people reclaim their happiness.  I work extensively with trauma, and specialize in the interplay between trauma and substance abuse.

SPECIALTIES
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Complex Trauma

  • Substance Use Disorders

  • Gender Dysphoria

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Attachment

  • Evaluations for                                                           Co-Occurring Evaluations,                             Chemical Dependency Evaluations &           Mental Health Diagnostic Evaluations

CLIENTS
  • Adolescents

  • Adults

The best part of my job is assisting you in achieving your goals, and seeing the joy therapeutic change can bring.  

                                                                         I look forward to your recovery!