Melanie Dente

LPCC, LMHC

About Me

I am licensed in the state of Ohio to independently practice counseling, and I have training in three different evidence based therapies; EMDR, CBT, and DBT. I have a lengthy history of working with survivors of trauma, and I am able to help clients manage symptoms of anxiety, challenge and test the accuracy of thoughts that maybe causing problems; and help with managing emotions and improving communication. Throughout the course of my counseling sessions, I challenge clients to identify their professional and personal supporters and to not engage in unsafe behaviors. I encourage the clients I work with to learn skills to “fill their toolboxes” with skills so that they can improve their ability to independently manage symptoms and the overcome obstacles they face in life. It is hard work to make changes in your life through counseling and I will challenge you to reach your potential. I will also help you to celebrate your successes when they occur. And they will occur. I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Domestic Violence , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPCC #E.1700259 (Expires: 2023-07-24)

LMHC #61268551 (Expires: 2022-12-09)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melanie Dente. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by A.S. on Aug 14, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Very kind and cares about what happens to me

Written by J.E. on Aug 11, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Melanie has such a great mixture of listening and holding space with practical tips, strategies and guidance on what to do to shift perspectives, process things, handle everyday life and challenges in a way that I have always wanted to and propels my growth in my emotional and mental well being.

Written by O.W. on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and anger management

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Written by A.M. on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Melanie is a great resource for me and my therapy needs. She's respectful, supportive, compassionate, and listens really well. The methods she uses really help me to reflect on my experiences and work on the areas of my life.

Written by C.A. on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I love her+

Written by B.R. on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and adhd

Best therapist I've ever had.

Written by E.R. on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 8 months on issues concerning coping with life changes

Melanie is a wonderful teacher. She has helped me understand myself and has given me the tools to work through my trauma. I'm so thankful for her perspective, wisdom and the gentleness in the way she works.

Written by Y.A. on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I feel really comfortable talking to Melanie, and she has provided me with so many different resources. I really appreciate her help and support.

Written by A.L. on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Melanie has been a fantastic therapist so far, and I connected with her right away. She has done a great job of teaching me tools that I can use to help in situations in my every day life.

Written by M.O. on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Melanie is very helpful! I feel heard. She has great resources and is knowledgeable.

Written by B.R. on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

she is very kind , she dose her job and she dose it well! talking with her has been so beneficialto me .i feel like someone is taking the time to listen to my problems and help me find a solution . she is kind , compassionate and understanding and so respecful ! give her 10 stars because 5 just is not enough.

Written by H.A. on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Very personable and very passionate! 10/10 recommend!

Written by R.Y. on Sep 12, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coaching

Melanie has been a great listener and has made some great suggestions based on what she’s heard from me. The skills we discuss are really helpful and she’s good at reminding me of them if I fall off track.

Written by K.E. on Aug 18, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coaching

Melanie is great at what she does. She listens to my thoughts and concerns and offers me feedback and skills that will help to improve the way I communicate to get results I need. She has helped me cope through my stressful situation.

Written by C.H. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

Melanie has been very supportive and encouraging. She has helped me through some very difficult times and I am very grateful!

Written by D.A. on Jul 02, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is great and very understanding of my situations.

Written by K.A. on Jun 26, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 3 months on issues concerning depression

I had never tried counseling and boy did I hit the jackpot getting Melanie as my counselor. She always provides a different perspective for me and is thoughtful in her approach. She’s helped give me tools to feel empowered to create peace within myself. I would highly recommend her as she is an all around amazing counselor.

Written by L.E. on Apr 11, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Melanie is one of the best mental health professionals out there. She understands your concerns and is very validating with her responses to difficult situations. I have been seeing Melanie for almost a year now and I have seen a major change in my relationships and outlook on life. Give her a chance and she will help you turn your life around!

Written by K.A. on Mar 24, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Melanie is awesome and brings a lot of ideas and expertise to help me.

Written by J.E. on Mar 12, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have really enjoyed working with Melanie. She’s easy to talk to and has been incredibly patient as I try to sort out everything in my own head! If you’re looking for coping tools you can use in your daily life (from calming anxiety to having difficult conversations), Melanie is an awesome resource.

Written by K.A. on Jan 19, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Melanie is amazing. I know that she actually cares about what she does. She has a lot of knowledge and skill.

Written by M.E. on Dec 04, 2020 after therapy with Melanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Melanie has been an extremely supportive counselor. She takes the time to listen to my concerns and teaches practical skills for handling relationship concerns, anxiety, and depression. Each session is tailored to what I want to discuss. I highly recommend Melanie!

Written by R.I. on May 26, 2020 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

She was very helpful and offered self help ideas. Very nice person!

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