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!
Additional areas of focus: 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
Clinical approaches: 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
FL LMHC MH15035
OK LPC 3659
Melinda has been very helpful in helping me navigate my overwhelming emotions due to a trifecta of my family death, nephews cancer and a breakup in my Long term relationship all the same time. I had never done therapy before, I m glad to have found her and now understand how therapy is beneficial.
Written on Mar 21, 2023 after therapy with Melinda for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes
She been a lot help she help me through my problems like no body could she really give me what I needed
Written on Nov 13, 2022 after therapy with Melinda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coaching
Melinda is so kind, warm, and invites you to a safe, judgement-free space. We have shared laughs and tears amidst her abundance of guidance and enthusiasm to see me heal. She reminds me of who I am - and who I’m not - and who I want to be in the future and how I can get there. Melinda will show you all the parts of yourself you need to see, and she’ll do it gently. My time with her was short since I’m moving states, but I truly felt a tremendous amount of progress was made. I’ve had a few therapists before I got to Melinda, and she’s been wonderful. Carry on!
Written on Oct 30, 2022 after therapy with Melinda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Melinda has helped me deal with my problems in a more constructive way that makes me feel better about myself.
Written on Apr 24, 2022 after therapy with Melinda for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning eating disorders
She's helped me a lot, my life has improved drastically since starting therapy. I'm super grateful!
Written on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Melinda for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Melinda is the BEST!!! She went above and beyond by sending me multiple materials to support our live session and frequently reaching out to see how I was doing. She provided with me with amazing counsel that I will take with me forever and share with other people as well! Everyone needs a Melinda in their life! Thank you, Melinda!
Written on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with Melinda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues