Dr. Melanie Henson

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About Me

Most clients would describe me as approachable, relational, effective, thorough, and teaching-oriented. After all, as a doctoral-level licensed professional counselor, my role is to work myself out of a job by assisting you to gain insight, skills, and renewed confidence. I have nearly 18 years of experience providing counseling to individuals struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, relationship conflict, low self-esteem, and communication difficulties. I tend to lean on cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and reality therapy techniques to aid individuals to improve their lives. I also provide clinical supervision to counselors-in-training which requires me to remain current on all research and evidenced based approaches to therapy.

So if you’ve always wondered what counseling would be like, or if you’ve had an unpleasant experience with counseling before, please allow me to partner with you to achieve desired change.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #LPC005363 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Melanie Henson. 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 J.O. on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Henson is a great therapist. Iv never been able to stick with therapy before, but she is so easy to talk to it makes it a lot easier to get stuff off my chest.

Written by E.P. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Professional and Understanding

Written by J.O. on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I accidentally put strongly disagree in for one of the questions. All answers should be strongly agree. Dr. Henson is great.

Written by N.A. on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Henson is attentive and follows up with me after every session with material she thinks might be beneficial or to check in when she knows I might be struggling with something. (Which I was NOT expecting!) She also asks how I think she is doing to make sure we touch on anything I want to work on/through and makes me feel comfortable expressing my unfiltered thoughts without fear of judgment. It’s exactly what I’ve needed!