Melissa Van Zalinge, LCSW

Melissa Van Zalinge, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


My name is Melissa and I am an LCSW at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy. My goal as a clinician is to take a client-centered approach and going at the pace you feel most comfortable with. I recognize that going to a new therapist can come with a lot of mixed emotions and I view it as an honor anytime I am trusted with a client’s story. I provide a judgement free and empathetic environment and really strive to meet the needs you have most in any current moment.  I provide a casual approach with a healthy balance of being serious and allowing space for humor.

Who I Work Best With:

  • Teens (15+)
  • Adults

My Specialties Are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Life transitions
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Panic attacks
  • Peer/family relationships
  • Grief
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Effective communication

About Me!

To help you feel more comfortable with me before we meet let me tell you a little about myself. I became interested in mental health due to my own family dynamics growing up and knew I wanted to make a difference in other people’s lives struggling with the same things my family struggled with. I have a deep understanding and empathy for just how hard things can become as we do our best to navigate the world around us. I have experience working as an inpatient and outpatient therapist so I have seen how the various levels of care in the mental health system work. I value spending time with my friends and family and for fun I love to read and watch documentaries. I am a huge lover of animals with my favorite being otters and really recognize the worth and value in every living creature and person. I look forward to meeting you and learning some of your favorite things!