About Melissa

I am passionate about helping people overcome past trauma and discover the life they were meant to live. Have you ever wondered why you have that SAME problem that keeps popping up again, despite all of your best efforts to get it under control? There could be a trauma at the root of it. Trauma is not what happened to you, it’s not a scary event or experience, but rather, it’s the WOUND or INJURY that you received as a result of a scary experience or, many experiences. A trauma wound can also include ongoing, chronic emotional or physical neglect, or abuse, experienced during childhood.

Trauma (big or small) acts like a clog in the pipes of your subconscious. You can do all sorts of things to work around it, even learn to live with it, but it won’t truly be gone without going through the neuroscience-based steps to trauma recovery. The goal of trauma recovery work is to clear those blocks and restore your nervous system to its proper mode of functioning. Get YOU back into balance.

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Melissa Yost, LCSW

Private Practice Since 2013

Boston University M.S.W. ’03 Clinical concentration

Boston College B.A. ’00 summa cum laude, Psychology, Honors Program

Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)

Florida Qualified Supervisor (LCSW & LMFT)

Florida Lic. SW 11657 PA Lic. SW126443 CO Lic. CSW 09928574

Hi, I’m Melissa!

Working with me, you’ll experience respectful, personalized therapy based on a combination of my lived experience, extensive neuroscience research and strong clinical training including:

  • EMDR Certified Therapist
  • IFS (Internal Family Systems)
  • Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Liberation Health Framework / AntiRacist practice
  • Somatic/body-focused trauma techniques
  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY)
  • Mindfulness

I can’t wait to partner with you to facilitate transformation from surviving to thriving.

My therapy style is warm, collaborative, nonjudgemental, and empowering.

Freedom is your birthright.

Truth is yours to discover, and never let go. 

I’m so excited for you to experience the life you’ve always deserved!



Looking for a great listener?

Nyesha Logan, MSW is an incredibly talented social worker/therapist who has several years experience working with young people.

She’s passionate about helping YOU become your best self, reach your goals, and find your path in life.

“Traumatized people will lead the world out of this mess. There is power in confronting the hidden pain and coming out on the other side, intact.”

Melissa Yost, LCSW

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I am committed to the values of service, social justice, dignity & worth of the individual, importance of human relationships, integrity and competence.