I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 19 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, conflict resolution, communication, career challenges and military members. I also worked with individuals who have experienced trauma from sexual abuse/rape, physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I feel it is an honor to walk through the journey with my client to a better happier life.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MH 15035 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
LPC #3659 (Expires: 2022-06-29)
Melinda is a skilled counselor. She has been a great help to me in my weight loss and also in working through some of life's other challenges. I highly recommend her.
I feel very comfortable with Melinda and look forward to talking to her. She provides a supportive and positive space without judgement. She remembers small details from previous sessions which lets me know she really listens and cares. She checks up on me between appointment days, and she’s not afraid to be honest or bring up something uncomfortable because she knows it will only benefit me. I would definitely recommend her.
Melinda has helped me a lot over the last few months, I feel safe and comfortable in our sessions, and would highly recommend her.
She is so easy to talk to and engaged in our sessions! She is great!
Melinda is an excellent counselor whom I look forward to talking with weekly!!
Melinda has been instrumental in my therapy and continues to provide support and alternative ways to cope with my daily stressors. I’m forever grateful to have her as my therapist. She has and continues to help me.
Always goes over and beyond!
She is compassionate and consistent and fair she’s also straight to the point where need be.
Melinda is wonderful. She's patient, kind, real, and is truly invested in her patients. I started working with her during an extremely stressful time and she went above and beyond to help me navigate the chaos when I needed help most. I feel very lucky to have ended up with her as my counselor. There are many great qualities about her counseling style, but for me the most notable has been her ability to help me without it feeling that way. I feel like I have made great progress in managing my mind and emotions, and just organizing my life since working with Melinda. I would recommend her a thousand times over.
Melinda is an incredible counselor. She is involved, responsive, caring, and very knowledgeable. I have been in counseling for years, and my experience with Melinda has truly been the best. I highly recommend her with all of my heart!
Definitely understands what I need in counseling and is very helpful and responsive!
She has helped me a lot. She listens to my problems and offers solutions.
So attentive and lovely. Makes me feel like she really hears me.