Melanie Hunter

(MA, LPC)

About Me

I am licensed in Texas as a Professional Counselor (LPC) and have over fifteen years of experience in helping professions from marriage and family counseling, crisis counseling and assisting clients as they make critical workplace and career decisions. I have a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas State University. I have been fully licensed to practice independently in Texas since 2005. BetterHelp maintains a copy of my current paper license and if you would like to see a copy, let me know and I will send it. Please copy and paste the following link into your browser for LPC licensing board information:

https://www.bhec.texas.gov/texas-state-board-of-examiners-of-professional-counselors/index.html

My goal when I work with you will be to start where you are ready to start and facilitate your efforts to achieve what you want to accomplish. This will be your time, your journey and your goals. I will provide insight and practical guidance be based on cognitive-behavioral theory unless I specify otherwise. Sessions are 50 minutes and a start time beyond15 minutes of the appointment time will be considered a no-show. Because I care about your well-being, I cannot assist you with issues related to a primary complaint of eating disorders, chemical misuse, active self-harm / suicidal ideation, or if you are currently under the care of another counselor (e.g., marriage counseling). For any limitations related to services per the BetterHelp terms of service, please see this link:

https://www.betterhelp.com/terms/

I look forward to communicating with you and discussing your needs further.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Anger management
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #19460 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by S.H. on Feb 18, 2021 after counseling with Melanie for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

She is an angel in my life!

Written by S.H. on Jan 10, 2021 after counseling with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

I’ve been working with Melanie for 3 weeks (along with listening on a handful or groupinars) for anxiety/depression/strained relationships. Melanie has been very supportive and talking to her feels like venting to a friend. She doesn’t interject or offer advice (although more guidance seems to come with more sessions). She’s been incredibly helpful at helping me find resources and giving me little tasks/things to work on between sessions to help cope and manage the areas of improvement we talk about. Overall, I definitely recommend working with her!

Written by E.M. on Dec 13, 2020 after counseling with Melanie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

She is super supportive and really understands what im going through and how to help

Written by B.E. on Dec 11, 2020 after counseling with Melanie for 5 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Open and warm. Easy to engage with and prepared to cut to the point when needed. I have found them very helpful in processing my mental state and moving forward

Written by A.M. on Nov 20, 2020 after counseling with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

She is so easy yo talk to. I found myself disclosing much more than I thought I would in our first session. She is engaged and vested in working with her clients.

Written by R.A. on Nov 05, 2020 after counseling with Melanie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Melanie has really helped me these past few months. She has helped me by being someone I can talk to about the thoughts I was having that was causing me to feel a lot of anxiety. Since working with her those thoughts have for the most part subsided and when they do come up again she has help me learn how to deal with them when they do.

Written by B.O. on Oct 01, 2020 after counseling with Melanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Melanie was excellent at making me feel comfortable with the therapy experience as someone new to it, and was always willing to talk through anything I might be experiencing. She also provided me with readings and worksheets to do in between live sessions so that I could make progress on my own time. Highly recommended.

Written by H.A. on Sep 21, 2020 after counseling with Melanie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

She has been an amazing therapist

Written by M.A. on Aug 11, 2020 after counseling with Melanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I feel like I’m in great hands. She listens and actually cares. I look forward to our meetings every week!

Written by R.H. on Jul 24, 2020 after counseling with Melanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Melanie is friendly and professional, I like the easy manner in which we can talk through my issues and how she helps me to work through my problems with gentle prompts