Melissa Illario, LCSW


Online Therapy

About Me

I focus on a humanistic approach and have formal training in both EMDR and CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy). I believe in and enjoy helping clients find their free will and potential, and work through self discovery. Oftentimes we don't understand how our experiences impact our view of the world and we do our best to cope with the tools we've been given. I aim to help my clients learn new coping skills, both individually and in relationships. I assist clients to uncover and work through big and "seemingly" small traumas. I value a collaborative therapeutic relationship and will work to help you where you are and to get you to where you want to be.

Education & Experience

I have a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Utah State University and a Master of Social Work from Utah Valley University. I have worked in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization programs as a social worker/ therapist. I have also worked in title one schools. I specialize in EMDR and CPT, in addition to eating disorders.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults


  • English


  • Does Not Accept Insurance