I’m a licensed counselor in 3 states (Kansas, Wyoming, and Missouri) with experience since 2016 in helping people find their best solutions to life’s difficulties and challenges. I have specific experience with couples, life transitions, women, and parenting issues, along with many others. I have also worked specifically with anxiety and depression, as well as recovery from abuse.
Many clients have told me they feel at ease with me right away, as I have a warm and friendly nature. Rather than bore you with details about my approach, I’ll keep it simple. I help you think through the problem in the most rational way possible, and find new solutions to the challenge. Sometimes I utilize metaphor and storytelling, but most often, it’s the simple approach of having a person to be a sounding board…..that friend who tells you what you need to hear, rather than just what you want to hear, and helps you make sense out of what’s happening around you and your feelings about it.
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- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Somatization , Women's Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #LPC-1741 (Expires: 2021-05-30)
LPC #2018043701 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
LCPC #LCPC2697 (Expires: 2021-04-30)
She is great!
I have only been working with Melanie a short while, but even in that amount of time, she has helped me to clearly see situations for what they are, not what my rose colored glasses tell me they are. She has provided resources, her support, great advice, and is continuing to help me every day. Every day, I write to Melanie and every day she writes me back. She is dedicated, kind, extremely intelligent, and wise where it counts. I have been thoroughly impressed with, not only her advise, but her ability to tell me exactly how it is, without sugar coating things, and then helping me find ways to change what needs to be changed. I wish more counselors behaved, reacted, listened, and cared the way I believe Melanie does. I am so grateful that BetterHelp chose her to help me. She is already helping me make waves!
She is very caring and kind and so ready to listen and help. Has been amazing to talk with.
She has been helpful. Great help and a great listener.
Melanie is great!
Melanie has been kind and helpful. She has given me many great tools so far to help me with my depression and anxiety. She is genuinely a kind person and does a wonderful job.
I am so glad I was matched with Melanie. She was responsive, professional, warm, encouraging, and I feel I walked away knowing more about my situation and with more skills to help me. Well worth my time.