Melani Dizon, MA, MEd, LPCC, NLC, RYT

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I believe our lives are multi-storied and that the stories we tell about ourselves shape our lives. I also believe we have the power to re-write or re-author them. So in my work with clients and students I always invite pens, pencils and a healthy dose of lightness and humor into the room.
People ask me all of the time where my passion for writing comes from. Here’s the short story:
My sister died after a long and painful battle with Leukemia when I was young. I wrote to feel better.
A strange man broke into my house in college and sexually assaulted me in my own bedroom. I thought he, or his trusty little knife, was going to kill me. I wrote to feel safe again.
I had a soul crushing eating disorder for nearly 35 years. I wrote so I could find myself under the pain. 
When I first started counseling people, it was all about talking. However, once I started experimenting with using writing to heal with some of my clients – just as I had done for myself – and I saw how much it helped them, both in and out of our sessions, I couldn’t keep it to myself.
I believe that when done with intention this writing + talking cocktail can transform your life.

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Without a doubt, the experiences that inform my work the most have been the time I’ve spent with clients over the past 22 years. I’ve learned the most from them – more than any degree or license could represent. Having said that, here are some of my formal credentials:
  • Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (State of Colorado LPCC.0014695)
  • Registered Psychotherapist (State of Colorado NLC.0012138)
  • M.Ed. Counseling (University of Virginia)
  • M.A. Sociology + Criminal Justice (University of Colorado at Denver + University of Detroit)
  • Post B.A. Secondary Social Studies Education (University of Colorado at Boulder)
  • RYT-200 Yoga Alliance + 13 years of teaching groups and privately
  • Licensed K-12 School Counselor (Commonwealth of Virginia PROV-577101)
  • Licensed 7-12 Teacher (Commonwealth of Virginia PROV-577101) (Colorado Dept. of Education #0291316D)
  • 125 hours of ICF accredited personal and executive coach training (College of Executive Coaching)
  • Pivot Method trained coach
  • Mediator | 120 hours of mediation training in general and restorative justice mediation
  • Certified MBTI administrator
  • Certified Professional Behavioral & Values Analyst
  • Thousands of hours of counseling and coaching individuals and groups for over 20 years 

Melani Dizon Reaches

Boulder CO