Melissa Forero, LCSW


Melissa Forero, LCSW is a psychotherapist focused on trauma, relational issues, and emotional regulation, as well as treating adults and adolescents with anxiety and depression.

Melissa tailors her treatment to meet the individual needs of her clients through a combination of processing and solution-focused approaches. She strives to create an environment in which clients feel heard, cared for, and empowered to build resiliency for long term health and wellbeing. She believes in the power of human growth and healing through a framework of evidence-based practices and a strong therapeutic relationship. 

Melissa has worked with clients within a variety of outpatient settings and different levels of care, and she has provided both individual and group psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, and their families. She has extensive experience in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), a comprehensive and evidence-based treatment for distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness, and emotional regulation.

Throughout her studies, Melissa received both nationally and internationally recognized awards for academic excellence and leadership skills. She also served in numerous local and international intern and volunteer positions.

Melissa earned a dual bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and master’s degree (MSW) from Columbia University in New York City.