Lori Melhart

(LCSW)

About Me

Hi! I am Lori A. Melhart, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am a certified Life Coach, I am also certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I have recently earned my diploma in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. I have tools to help with chronic pain, anxiety and depression. I have over 18 years experience in helping people feel better about themselves and the roles they have. I specialize in local and international clients. I am very understanding if English isn't the first language.

I help those with stress, motivation issues, depression, breakups, divorce, and anxiety as well as other, related issues, like sleep issues, eating issues, chronic pain and bad habits. I can help with the issues that affect work, school, family, friends, and relationships, including couples counseling. I would be honored to help you learn some ways to solve your problems. All people have the right to feel confident in their ability to solve their own problems. This is happiness.

We are in this together. I look forward to working with you as your Better Help counselor.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149.015444 (Expires: 2019-11-30)


Reviews

Written by Y.O. on Jun 19, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and career

With the help of Lori, I've been able to transform to a new person, she demonstrated high professionalism in dealing with my issues and in short amount of time, I became a better person. I appreciate her help.

Written by M.A. on Jun 17, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I love talking with Lori. I have been dealing with divorce and she’s helping me cope day by day. I was always looking forward on what she has to say about my problems.

Written by S.E. on Jun 14, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Responds quickly. Compassionate

Written by L.A. on Jun 12, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, grief, and self esteem

I feel extremely lucky that I have found BetterHelp and was matched to Lori Melhart. Extremely understanding, professional and she has provided me with various tools to help me cope and change the way I think.

Written by H.. on Jun 10, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and depression

Lori was immensely helpful when it came to facing the truth. Luckily, the truth wasn't as scary as I thought it would be and she helped me see that clearly and give me the confidence boost to find somebody locally to talk face to face with, without feeling worried or embarrassed. She listened to everything I had to say and gave me logical explanations for my issues in a sensitive way. She also offered comprehensive solutions. I highly highly recommend Lori!

Written by A.B. on Jun 06, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating, and self esteem

I feel blessed to have matched with Lori. This beautiful lady with the sweetest smile has been a source of comfort and unconditioned acceptance for me. I was embarrassed to share some details with her at first, but she helped me feel that it was all okay as long as identify the reason why this is happening, and work towards solutions if it's causing dissonance. I also love the simple direct language she uses when I have written her what I feel is a complex message, she always answers with a direct objectivity that makes me realize what we have come to call "epiphany moments," and then it's all better, and a weight has been lifted. Thank you, Lori. Your support will always be treasured.

Written by N.I. on Jun 04, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Lori provided me with support that was great balance of empathy and objectivity. The tools she sent helped me develop a different perspective from my negative self talk. And the thoughts she shared were like "Aha" moments, and they really helped me turn things around in my head.

Written by V.O. on Jun 04, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

Lori has been working with me for 8 months beginning right when I just moved to a different country. I experienced great understanding of the differences in the ways of life here and where Lori is from. She is very adaptable and very competent in what she does. We worked through my issues with depression, anxiety tremendously and she helped me through my hard times with my partner the most. She helped us solve many issues and paved a way for us to stay and be happy together. Both of us are very grateful.

Written by A.K. on Apr 28, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, and self esteem

She is very flexible and supportive.

Written by G.I. on Mar 30, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Lori has been a fantastic support to me whilst going through a divorce. Lori has fully supported me through the whole process. Now Lori is helping me rebuild my life.

Written by L.A. on Mar 14, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Lori is kind, helpful with her perspective, and I appreciate the work we are doing together.

Written by A.L. on Mar 07, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

Firstly Lori is a great listener. She acknowledges all my situations and concerns. Most importantly, I never feel judged. She is someone who is great to talk to and has really given me some clarity around my issues, as well as tools to deal with them.

Written by I.S. on Feb 25, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger, and career

Lori is a great listener, she would coach you to reach logical and sound conclusions, and also mentor you about CBT. She is a professional who can jump from one “issue” to another in a very flexible and agile manner. Thank you Lori, I much appreciate the support you have given me.

Written by J.J. on Feb 19, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

If you have no idea how to get better from where you are right now, Lori is your answer. She’s an excellent listener and she’s ready to help you find answers to your problems.

Written by D.A. on Feb 08, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

I would highly recommend Lori as she is patient, kind, and professional in all aspects of her practice. I have already referred her to several of my friends and colleagues! Finding the healthy way - the BetterHelp way - has improved my mental health immensely. Thank you Lori!

Written by J.A. on Jan 31, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

Lori has without a doubt turned my life around, when I've been at my worst. I wasn't expecting to gain such incredible support and guidance when I joined BetterHelp, especially since it is online; but investing in this app has most certainly improved my quality of life more than any other counseling I've experienced. Even looking back on previous conversations, it's incredible how well she has been able to help me recognize my distorted thought patterns, and given me effective strategies to work through similar situations. I've sharedy gratitude for BetterHelp and for my counselor Lori with many friends who deal eithental illness, and will continue to do so.

Written by S.T. on Jan 18, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, parenting, and self esteem

When I first felt depressed and anxious I didn't want to talk to anyone and it just got worse. My doctor kept referring me to counsilling sessions and I just got so scared going because I didn't feel weak. Until I saw betterhelp and seen that I could start by messaging and so I joined.

Then I met Lori. Lori has helped me so much and is just an amazing support who never judges or anything. She has helped me with everything no matter how little it felt. I've never felt so much better for as long as I can remember. Lori always gets back to me as soon as she can and always as a solution to help me out.

Lori even messages me when she doesn't hear from me in awhile just to make sure I'm okay and I couldn't ask for any better support.

For once it feels amazing that someone who has never met you or doesn't know, cares and supports me and I don't know what I'd do without having her to talk to.

Written by C.H. on Jan 18, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

Lori is great at fully understanding what my concerns are. And she is very aware of the style that I would like to be treated with. Yet somehow she is able to throw in her own interpretations, in small but impact full ways.
I really don't like being told what to do. And Lori certainly understands that, even though she barely knows me. Yet she still is able to get through to me, so that I feel heard, respected and cared for... and am left feeling good about myself and also given some good ideas on how to handle a given situation.
I'm very happy that we have been paired up.

Written by J.E. on Jan 16, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, family, grief, and sleeping

Lori has a kind heart and truly tries to listen to what's at the bottom of what you're going through.

She offers perspective and opinion (which i appreciate) and puts in a suggestion here and there for how to solve things. She builds trust quickly and i quickly found myself telling her things i didn't think i'd share ....which i think was good for me in the end to let it out Thanks for your help so far Lori.

Written by B.A. on Jan 11, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating, and self esteem

Lori has been absolutely fabulous. She is quick to respond and gives me tidbits each day to make myself better!

Written by A.N. on Jan 11, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

Lori is very respectful, always rephrases what I wrote and is empathetic. She gives very good advice and is really good in her job. I appreciate a lot her help.

Written by T.H. on Jan 06, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career

Glad I got BetterHelp. Lori helps calm me down and knows the right thing to say in every situation. She really understands.

Written by I.Z. on Jan 04, 2018 after counseling with Lori for 4 months on issues concerning relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I have been working with Lori for a few months now and it has been very effective and now I can safely say I no longer require the services as she has helped me to a great deal and I’ve managed to overcome most of my issues.. thanks so much Lori!

Written by P.E. on Dec 16, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

Lori's advice is very insightful. Se has helped me through my toughest times.

Written by P.A. on Dec 13, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, and self esteem

Lori has been a great help. She is a great listener and always answers fast and with helpful input. I very much recommend her.

Written by J.O. on Dec 13, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating

I have only had brief interaction, but have found this helpful thus far.

Written by Z.A. on Dec 07, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 1 week

Lori was very helpful and has great attention to detail when addressing my issues. She never poses bias or judgement when analyzing my problems and helps me to open up comfortably

Written by A.M. on Nov 16, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks

Lori was fantastic, thoughtful, insightful and skilled in her approach. She helped me enormously.

Written by D.E. on Oct 19, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 1 week on issues concerning depression

I'm grateful for Ms. Melhart's guidance. She helped me out when I was a rut. Now, I'm on the process of building better habits- sleep, diet, exercise, and studies. Things are less overwhelming when someone is there to provide you a somewhat neutral and supportive perspective.

Written by R.O. on Oct 16, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, and sleeping

Thoughtful and intelligent counseling. Empathetic, but practical and occasionally challenging. I feel very supported at a time when otherwise I feel very alone.

Written by A.D. on Oct 11, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and family

Lori is extremely attentive, patient, empathetic and understanding. She has helped me discover how I really think and feel about things, without ever judging me or my particular situation.
She is slowly helping me change certain perceptions I have and is great at giving me the confidence and tools to solve my own problems and communicate my needs. I would certainly recommend Lori to anybody who needs a good friend and reliable impartial view.

Written by R.A. on Oct 10, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Lori is friendly and weighs considerately what my concerns are by responding thoughtfully. Our conversations have been a good experience in getting my thoughts read in an non judgemental way. Thanks Lori.

Written by C.H. on Oct 10, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career

I found Lori to be a great help. She listened and understood my issues and gave me some great support.

Written by B.A. on Oct 05, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Lori is super friendly and personable, and always offers the right words to help prompt me and consider a multitude of things in regards to my concerns. She's always quick to respond and I enjoy her guidance!

Written by R.E. on Sep 30, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, eating, sleeping, parenting, and self esteem

Lori has been extremely helpful and understanding during this difficult patch of time. I look forward to her advice.

Written by L.I. on Sep 20, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Lori was great and I would thoroughly recommend her for good, solid advice and a shoulder to cry on.

Written by S.U. on Sep 18, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, anger, and career

Lori is really understanding and provides positive feedback that makes me reflect on my concerns. I feel that it gives me the insight to bridge between different thoughts. She helps me get a different perspective.

Written by Y.I. on Sep 12, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

Lori is amazingly helpful and I thank her so much for her advice.

Written by B.R. on Sep 03, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, anger, and career

Lori is a supportive counselor - looking forward to working with her more closely. We have had limited interactions but so far the feedback is very positive. Thank you for the support.

Written by A.R. on Sep 03, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, parenting, and self esteem

Lori is very enjoyable to talk with. She wants to make sure that you understand why she says what she says. She gave me several exercises to help me, and they did. I would recommend her to a friend or colleague.

Written by E.M. on Aug 28, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Lori is a very understanding and supportive therapist. She is easy to talk to and always has positive feedback!

Written by G.R. on Aug 12, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and career

I am so glad Lori has become my counselor. I'm only at the beginning of the journey but I can already see positives things happening for me, thanks to Lori's support and advice. Definitely one of the best decisions I've made, to get help when I really needed it!!

Written by P.E. on Aug 07, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and family

I have just started with Lori but my interactions have been very positive and I am looking forward to continuing my work with her.

Written by A.N. on Aug 06, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family

I've really enjoyed talking to Lori. She doesn't pressure you into talking about things you don't want to and she is very supportive and patient. I would definitely recommend her. :-)

Written by K.A. on Aug 02, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, eating, sleeping, and career

Lori seems to care and has been attentive.... which is really important for me right now. I think it is important to have a similar view of life to share and be understood. I am guessing at this early stage that we are similar in life and age, and able to see things at the same vantage point. I hope to continue this new way of getting emotional help and care.

Written by L.A. on Jul 19, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Lori is a great listener and helps you stay positive. Would recommend most definitely.

Written by C.L on Mar 28, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

I really find her to be easy to talk to, she gives useful and applicable/achievable tips and is open to listening to whatever the issue I am experiencing at the moment, and I feel comfortable just telling her anything that has been causing me problems.

Written by I.A on Mar 20, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and intimacy-related

Lori is absolutely wonderful. She helped me a lot and some of the reading that she gave me totally changed my thinking and my life. I can truly say that I am happier and healthier and have great defenses against negative thinking now. It also really helps me to empathize with people close to me, and to help my girlfriend combat her negative thinking in constructive ways. Thanks Lori! and I recommend her 100%, and thanks to BetterHelp for providing a convenient way to get this kind of help that fits any schedule.

Written by K.A on Mar 17, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and anger

Excellent. Lori is extremely attentive, thoughtful and really strives to understand you. Her advice is clear, innovative and forward thinking.

Written by D.A on Mar 11, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

Though I am new to therapy, I was able to ease myself in by talking to Lori. It felt easy and judgement-free. She provides useful tools to help re-evaluate yourself. Or if you just want someone to vent to, she can do that too. She's been very helpful with what I'm going through. And I'm very grateful for her help.

Written by K.A on Feb 27, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Lori has helped me manage my emotions in a positive way, she has helped me to accept my emotions for what they. A skill that surely helps you see life in a new light.
Very dependable and accessible full of resources. Always there when needed thanks Lori

Written by S.A on Feb 22, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and depression

She always writes back the same day to me. She gives focused input and even sets your head straight when she knows you're digressing into a thought process that strays from progress. I've been able to be honest with her and likewise boost my confidence and no longer feel burdened, guilty, or not good enough. I've gained a lot of positivity because of Lori. It's been a pleasure.

Written by S.I on Jan 18, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career

Brits find it hard to talk. It's inherent. BetterHelp was a new function that I had never considered. That said, Lori has been a refreshing chat host. She's never imposed herself and I think she's making a real change in my life. For me, that's a big thing - I'd recommend!!

Written by C.H on Dec 14, 2016 after counseling with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Lori is an amazing professional of Better Help. She helped me process and understand the things I'm going through and offers a willing ear and solid tools.

Written by C.R on Dec 12, 2016 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Lori has a wonderful way of communicating. She immediately put me at ease and working with her has already proven to be extremely helpful.

Written by E.L on Nov 16, 2016 after counseling with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Lori was very good at forcing me to re-examine much of my thinking and feelings about myself and my relationship. I began to see things more clearly after talking with her during a difficult few months of my life, and being able to completely open up to someone brought me a lot of freedom and peace when I needed those things the most.

Written by A.L on Nov 09, 2016 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, grief, eating, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Lori Melhart is a good counselor and can help you with any problems you may have.

Written by T.R on Nov 07, 2016 after counseling with Lori for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and career

Absolutely wonderful and a great help.

Written by D.X on Nov 02, 2016 after counseling with Lori for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting, self esteem, and career

Lori offered me a very productive and honest conversation. Totally helpful.

Written by J.E on Nov 01, 2016 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and bipolar

Lori has been very helpful and encouraging. I have so many things to work through and I finally feel like I'm being heard.

Written by E.R on Oct 18, 2016 after counseling with Lori for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Lori is wonderful. She is a great listener, is empathetic, and offers valuable feedback.

Written by L.A on Oct 18, 2016 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Lori is great. She makes you think about what you said and why you said it. It is really comforting to have someone like her who's there for you no matter how trivial you think your problems are.

Written by K.A on Sep 13, 2016 after counseling with Lori for 6 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and intimacy-related

Lori is non judgmental, always has a positive outlook and is adaptable to what is working for you and when. She takes time to fully respond to each part of the message and remembers details about you, making it personalized.

Written by I.K on Jul 07, 2016 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, parenting, anger, and career

Lori was great and gave me some great tools to help control my emotions.

Written by A.B on Apr 04, 2016 after counseling with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

I have tried and tried to connect with a counsellor in person and in my darkest times I've struggled with being able to be open and honest with a professional. Lori is the complete opposite. She is kind and supportive and helps me through the tough patches whilst still aiming towards the positive. She would never judge me and always supports everything I say. Being able to message whenever I need to means that I don't miss out on getting help when I need it most. Lori is also so happy and enthusiastic, I love to share my little victories with her, knowing she'll be cheering me on. Can't thank her enough.

Written by A.L on Feb 12, 2016 after counseling with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

I think Lori is a good listener who gives you a safe place to talk about issues that you are having.