About me

I am a Professional Counselor licensed in Alabama and Georgia, with over 10 years of experience working as a mental health, substance abuse and behavioral counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, substance abuse, emotional disturbances, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is eclectic. I do not believe in a one size fits all treatment approach. I believe in treating all clients/potential clients with the dignity and respect that we all deserve. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, solution-focused and person centered counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

I commend you for even considering counseling services. This is a major step to making the changes you want to see in your life. I can't promise you it will be easy, but it will definitely be worth it.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

GA LPC LPC011579

AL LPC 4118


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melisa Ford. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Melisa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching

She is always there and is awesome. We talk about a lot of things and she helps me prioritize my goals and thoughts so I won’t feel so anxious.

Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Melisa for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Melisa is the best! She’s very kind and understanding and a great listener. When I talk to her it’s more like venting to a friend

Written on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Melisa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coaching

Melissa and I are early into our therapy engagement but she seems to have connected with my core needs, she has presented tools to we are exploring, and I am looking forward to where our sessions my lead.

Written on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Melisa for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Melisa is always kind, welcoming, and understanding. I never feel like I'm talking too much or burdening her with my questions or issues. I always know that, whatever the situation may be, Melisa will be there to listen and offer her support.

Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Melisa for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Melisa has helped me make a complete 180 in my life. She has helped me make practical goals and has held me accountable to those goals while never being judgemental. When I've progressed, she is always helping me find the next steps so that I don't stagnate in my healing or growth. The conversation is always easy and I am able to be honest and open in a way I find difficult with others.

Written on Jan 05, 2022 after therapy with Melisa for 4 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

Melisa is incredible. She’s a very good listener and has a realistic approach to things, which I very much appreciate. I have to take a break because of COVID but I will definitely be back after the break is over. I will miss our chats.

Written on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Melisa for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Throughout my Better Help experience, Melisa was a wonderful source of insight, perspective, and understanding. Melisa took the care and time to hear everything that I had to say and provide me with honest feedback and a way to move forward. Melisa is kind, empathetic, trustworthy, and a great listener. I would recommend her services to anyone needing help and guidance with self-reflection and self-understanding.

Written on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Melisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Love her. I have felt so much better since meeting with her.

Written on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Melisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions

Melisa is a pleasure to work with.

Written on Jul 05, 2021 after therapy with Melisa for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

I am so happy I found Melisa. She helped me get through a major change in my life and deal with my anxiety. She is so understanding and asks the right questions.

Written on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy with Melisa for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She was amazing! She helped me with my anxiety and helped me learn how to better manage getting into a routine. I'm so grateful to have met Melisa. Thank you!!

Written on May 27, 2021 after therapy with Melisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Melisa has been great so far and am looking forward to working with her further as I feel am benefiting a lot from the process.

Written on May 24, 2021 after therapy with Melisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Melissa has been great in communicating and helping me better my communication.

Written on May 15, 2021 after therapy with Melisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love my counselor!! She’s absolutely amazing and she understands me! Very grateful for her!

Written on Apr 11, 2021 after therapy with Melisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Amazing, professional, great listener, very helpful. Would definitely recommend her!

Written on Mar 20, 2021 after therapy with Melisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Thanks so much for this morning!!

Work with me!