Melissa Yates, MSW, LGSW


Melissa is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker who is passionate about the therapeutic relationship. She believes that authenticity is key to this relationship and that change happens in the context of the therapeutic relationship. She also views the family system as integral to helping the client, especially with adolescents. Melissa works with adolescents and adults and is passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community.

Prior to joining Ellie, Melissa was a school-based therapist. Before that, she was a stay at home mom for several years.
When she is not working, Melissa enjoys hanging out with her family, crocheting, reading, playing piano, and diamond painting.