Melanie Lichtinger

(M.A., N.C.C., L.P.C.)

About Me

My name is Melanie Lichtinger and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I am also a Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher. I received my Undergraduate Degree from Gannon University and my Masters Degree from Slippery Rock University. I specialize in helping women overcome anxiety, reduce stress levels, and support individuals in the LGBT community.

My work focuses on helping relieve the symptoms of anxiety and stress by addressing and resolving the root cause of emotional struggles to gain control back of life and achieve long-lasting happiness. Together we build your sense self-confidence and self-love.

I know reaching out for help is difficult. That is why I provide a safe environment for you to heal. My training has taught me a variety of techniques to help you eliminate feelings of helplessness and powerlessness to emotions. I have combined my education and experience as a counselor with my training as a mindfulness and meditation teacher to offer unique and individualized treatment to my clients. I will support you through the painful and difficult times in your life.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Coaching

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #PC011115 (Expires: 2021-02-28)


Written by T.R. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Melanie for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Melanie in incredibly compassionate and supportive. I am continually impressed at her ability to recall the details of things I have told her over the course of many weeks, and help me find patterns and solutions for issues I am working on. I feel grateful to have had her guidance throughout this difficult time.

Written by K.A. on Dec 07, 2020 after counseling with Melanie for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Melanie is a great listener who ha shelled me process my thoughts and feelings without judgement. She is honest about her expertise and provides me with resources when I ask questions about treatments she isn't specialized in. I appreciate her auntehticity and her kindness in session.

Written by T.A. on Nov 03, 2020 after counseling with Melanie for 6 months on issues concerning coping with life changes

I had a wonderful experience with Melanie. She provided me with helpful skills and reassurance during a life transition that also helped in other aspects of my life. She was very detail oriented and insightful into my thoughts and feelings even when I didn’t want to be. Very thankful for her!

Written by M.E. on Sep 07, 2020 after counseling with Melanie for 4 months on issues concerning grief, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Melanie has made the transition to telehealth comfortable & professional. I look forward to our sessions every week and have seen a noticeable change in my life I the few months I’ve attended.

Written by J.O. on Apr 20, 2020 after counseling with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I am really grateful that I was paired with Melanie Lichtinger on BetterHelp. She is understanding, personable, and extremely intelligent and well-qualified. I look forward to my sessions because I know I am being listened to, and Melanie often asks me questions that help me to get to the root of my issues. I am making long-term, positive changes in my life and Melanie has been such a great help!