Melanie Bagaglio

(M.Ed, LMHC)

About Me

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just step the first step. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Massachusetts with over 17 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, stress, anxiety, parenting problems, ADHD, and anger management. I also helped many people who have experienced grief and loss, career changes, and eating and sleep disorders.

My counseling style is non-judgmental and supportive. I believe in creating a safe space where one can learn and grow while they are treated with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is solution focused combining cognitive-behavioral and reality based techniques. I will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

Counseling and seeking change is hard work. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that first step up the staircase, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LMHC #5726 (Expires: 2019-12-31)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Aug 03, 2018 after counseling with Melanie for 8 months on issues concerning relationship, and sleeping

Very comforting and easy to talk to.

Written by D.E. on Jun 24, 2018 after counseling with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger

Melanie is the best! Very personable and relatable, and can identify what's bothering you even when you can't. I started using BetterHelp during a very emotional time with significant life transitions, and I felt like I was drowning. Now, with Melanie's weekly goals and easily attainable steps, I'm feeling better than ever and optimistic about life and the community of people around me.

Written by K.A. on May 08, 2018 after counseling with Melanie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I sought counseling through BetterHelp after a difficult family situation. Melanie was an excellent match and offered insightful guidance and encouragement. During our weekly chat sessions she would "listen" patiently while I typed my updates, and then provide helpful feedback. I have appreciated her counseling immensely.

Written by M.O. on Mar 16, 2018 after counseling with Melanie for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Melanie is the best!

Written by R.I. on Mar 05, 2018 after counseling with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

I like the way Melanie Bagaglio is helping me with the issues I'm dealing with in my life. She is very quick with responding to my messages. I would recommend her to my friends and family.

Written by M.O. on Jun 21, 2017 after counseling with Melanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Working with Melanie has brought great tools, insight, and support into my life at a critical time. I believe BetterHelp matched me with a counselor I could respect and trust. Most of all, Melanie conveys a genuine care with a very upfront approach that I truly appreciate. Thank you so much.

Written by A.L. on Apr 30, 2017 after counseling with Melanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, and self esteem

After the first contact, Melanie made me feel comfortable and I started to feel better about my situation. Her quick responses and desire to help me focus on bettering myself are appreciated!

Written by E.R on Apr 29, 2017 after counseling with Melanie for 2 days on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Really enjoyed the service. Nice to have counselors available to you even living in a rural area where there is not always a great deal of counselors. Sometimes I would have to wait a whole month in between counseling sessions. Not with Betterhelp!

Written by S.A. on Apr 22, 2017 after counseling with Melanie for 1 month on issues concerning lgbt, grief, and self esteem

Thank you Melanie. You helped reconstruct my crumbling world with practical stepwise guidence.

Written by A.L. on Apr 05, 2017 after counseling with Melanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Super sweet and honest. Let's me vent away and is a great listener.

Written by E.L on Mar 12, 2017 after counseling with Melanie for 2 months on issues concerning eating

It was my great pleasure working with Melanie! She was always there for me, and she always remembered all our conversations. I liked how she tried to be creative in addressing my issues, I could feel she thinks about my particular case, and determined to provide the best help possible, not just go "by the book." I really appreciate her help and professionalism!

Written by D.A on Mar 01, 2017 after counseling with Melanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping, and anger

Melanie is brilliant, no judging, knows how and when to push to gain insight provides good tools and homework which truly has helped me. I've been to three face to face psychologists over the years and none have worked as well as this, a combination of good responses and the ability to articulate how your feeling without judgement. Thank you Melanie.

Written by S.T. on Feb 26, 2017 after counseling with Melanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping, parenting, and self esteem

I like it that Melanie has a lot of life experience and she gives good advice. It's practical and realistic and moreover she is just a fantastic listener and I felt immediately comfortable with her, even though we are not meeting face to face.

Written by R.O on Feb 20, 2017 after counseling with Melanie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Nice and caring, helped me through a rough patch of my life. I'm grateful.

Written by T.U on Feb 07, 2017 after counseling with Melanie for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

My counselor is good. She checks on me to find out how am doing. She doesn't just leave me out to hang dry. I really appreciate her.

Written by M.O on Jan 30, 2017 after counseling with Melanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Melanie and I hit it off immediately! She has a realistic, no nonsense approach to life's issues. Her feedback and suggestions help me sort through things without leaving me feeling inadequate or like there is something wrong with me. I feel like a can bring any issue to her, and have shared worries and concerns I have never felt comfortable sharing before. I would recommend her to anyone who is actually serious about making changes and sorting through obstacles life throws at you.

Written by D.A on Jan 29, 2017 after counseling with Melanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning family

My counseling thus far with Melanie Bagaglio is going very well. Melanie has great insight, and has provided excellent guidance and advice. Melanie has been a great listener and has shown great patience, understanding, and restraint. Counseling online via written messaging only started approximately 4 weeks ago. It is my first time experiencing my own personal counseling. In just this short period of time I am already sharing some of the deepest, darkest details of my daughter's abuse from my ex-husband boyfriend. Melanie has enabled me in just this short period of time to feel comfortable in sharing these details and confident that Melanie can cope with these details and provide good feedback in response.

Written by M.I on Jan 22, 2017 after counseling with Melanie for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger, and depression

Melanie has got me through one of my worst years. Providing advice, a good listener and non-judgemental, especially when I felt lost and far away from friends and family. Now I am in a better place thanks to Melanie.

Written by K.E on Jan 12, 2017 after counseling with Melanie for 2 days on issues concerning depression, family, and self esteem

I think BetterHelp is great for people that have anxiety of talking with a therapist in person, or feel as if though their concerns might be discredited by a doctor.

Written by S.H on Dec 19, 2016 after counseling with Melanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, sleeping, and self esteem

Melanie is very supportive and understanding. She asks questions and is a good listener. I've really benefited from talking with her! Thank you for being there...

Written by V.A on Dec 18, 2016 after counseling with Melanie for 2 days

Melanie has been a great help at helping me to discern options in my life. She goes straight to point and has made interesting suggestions.

Written by X.I on Nov 08, 2016 after counseling with Melanie for 2 days on issues concerning depression

Melanie Bagahlio asks all the right questions, and she leads the conversation so you know where you're going with things and aren't lost. She's great!

Written by J.O on Nov 02, 2016 after counseling with Melanie for 3 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career

I was a mess! I needed to talk to a real human or I was going to have a breakdown. I was paired with Melanie and she thanked me for taking the time to tell my story. How refreshing! No one seems to have time to listen long enough to help share my pain. I was experiencing the largest emotional storm of my life. Melanie took the time to read and respond in a caring way. I completely recommend Melanie and BetterHelp to walk with you through your storms.

Written by K.E on Sep 01, 2016 after counseling with Melanie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, career, and depression

Talking to Melanie is like talking to a wise friend who is able to remain neutral. She has helped me to work through a few issues and I appreciate her guidance so, so, so much! I highly recommend her and the Better Help platform. I was skeptical at first but I feel this type venue for counseling is ideal in our ever busier life as well as economical. Again, I highly recommend!

Written by B.E on Aug 31, 2016 after counseling with Melanie for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Melanie is a really big help. She's gotten me to open up in the past month than any of my other therapists did in a year.

Written by N.A on Aug 07, 2016 after counseling with Melanie for 2 days on issues concerning relationship, family, and career

Melanie is so awesome! I have had the most incredible year, and not in a fun way. Melanie is completely non-judgmental, very positive, and very easy and calming to talk with. She has an amazing sense of humor, and an amazing intuitive sense also. I have told her very private things and have laughed and cried and she's right there with me. She is the best!

Written by D.I on May 02, 2016 after counseling with Melanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning grief, and bipolar

Melanie has really been there for me. I trust her and find her soothing!

Written by K.A on Apr 30, 2016 after counseling with Melanie for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, and depression

Very helpful and supportive. Melanie always makes sure to check in with me and follow up with the skills from sessions. I am so thankful for her.

Written by S.U on Nov 15, 2015 after counseling with Melanie for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

Melanie has been great - I have needed someone who was going to be non judgemental, allow me to type a lot to get things out, has given me an alternative perspective on a situation and has given me some good advice on confidence building.

Written by N.O on Aug 18, 2015 after counseling with Melanie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, anger, and depression

Melanie was there for me when I needed someone to guide me forward. She gave me the support and tools I needed to feel in control again. I learned to trust in my self-worth and be patient with my journey. My life feels more manageable than it did before, and Melanie definitely helped me get there. Thank you!

Written by M.I on Jul 28, 2015 after counseling with Melanie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

She is very supportive, I love working with her.

Written by K.A on Jul 10, 2015 after counseling with Melanie for 6 days

Melanie was very helpful to me at a time in my life when I was in a panic state, desperate, and didn't know where to turn or what to do.
I was able to vent to her and just by doing this, and knowing that someone CARED about me and what I was experiencing was a great gift. Melanie was very attentive and addressed my current state ( as it shifted daily, sometimes in a dramatic way even) in a calm, nonjudgemental way. Working with Melanie allowed me to see that  I can feel " safe" in the world. With her help, I was able to take a step back, examine some of my options for the challenges I was having, and also give myself a break by doing some self care. Melanie listened to me and very quickly ascertained the kind of person I am and what would give me the greatest benefit. By working with her, I was able to get a glimmer of hope once again, and that gift is priceless.

Written by J.A on Jul 03, 2015 after counseling with Melanie for 11 months

Melanie has been very attentive and helpful to me during a challenging time in my life. She has created a safe and secure relationship with me so that I feel I can share anything I need to with her. She has a gift of deep listening across the miles and encourages me on. With Melanie, I know I can get practical advice to apply daily. She also helps me think through situations and work on seeing myself more clearly. I highly recommend her.
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Written by B.R on Jun 09, 2015 after counseling with Melanie for 1 year and 5 months

Melanie has been a great resource. She is on point and has great suggestions. I know at any time I can just vent a bit and admit things I may not admit in person. I get no judgement and only support and suggestions. She holds me accountable and is helping me with insecurities and domestic abuse recovery.