I am licensed in Louisiana with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, substance abuse and depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I enjoy using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help my clients grow and improve their lives. I believe the Bible is the most helpful book in overcoming challenges. I’m happy to guide you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Blended Family Issues, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
LA LCSW 6413
She is great!!!
Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I highly recommend my therapist.she is professional,compassionate, and provide a safe space for me to express myself. I feel heard and understood during our sessions, and I always leave feeling lighter and more hopeful.
Written on Sep 29, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Melanie is an excellent therapist. She is kind, wise and a good listener. She helps me process my feelings and focus on my goals. She is a Christian. That is a pleasant bonus :) I would defiantly recommended her to others.
Written on Aug 12, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes