Melissa Portan is a licensed sexologist who completed her two master's degrees at Widener University.
She specializes in Sexual Trauma, Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence, Couple's Therapy (arousal/intimacy Issues, Infidelity, etc.), Relationship Issues (low self-esteem, social anxiety, difficulty creating/maintaining relationships), Narcissistic Abuse Survival, Sexual Exploration (gender identity, sexual behaviors like Kink and BDSM, or polyamory/ethical non-monogamy), Sexual Dysfunction Issues (low arousal, erectile dysfunction/premature ejaculation, porn/sex addiction), Childhood Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, ADHD, Autism, Academic and Occupational Stress, Spirituality/Religious Trauma, and LGBTQIA+ Relationships and Issues.
Melissa uses Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, mindfulness, and an attachment/relational perspective. She also draws from Eastern spirituality and practices like yoga and Tantra, and occasionally incorporates Tarot as a tool for inspiration and reflection. Melissa approaches sensitive topics with the upmost respect for a person’s beliefs and experiences, being sure to honor their individual chosen path. She believes therapy is exploratory, educational, and collaborative, and uses a holistic and strengths-based approach to bring about change to her clients’ lives. Melissa is a native Spanish speaker. She provides therapy both in English and Spanish.