I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I focus my work on those that need guidance with mental health needs and substance use. My goal is to support the client in personal growth and encourage them to find strength and empowerment to be successful in their treatment. I believe in providing a safe space for the client to express any thoughts or emotions without the risk of judgment. I promote person-centered care with each client, as well as an integrative approach to counseling to meet the client where they are. My treatment areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief, stress management and substance use disorder (SUD). I have experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT). In my free time I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Post-traumatic Stress
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
KY LPCC 262296
Melissa has been excellent experience with being my first time in therapy. She has been fantastic with helping me, her genuine character makes this journey so much smoother. Highly recommend!
Written on Apr 13, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
Melissa was extremely helpful during a difficult time in my life. She knew when to give advice and when to just listen. She was very flexible with my schedule and was very quick to respond to my messages. I would highly recommend her.
Written on Mar 28, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues
By far the best therapist that I’ve had. I actually feel accepted and seen for who I am, and how getting some meaningful guidance on how to elevate myself and tackle my issues.
Written on Jan 06, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions
Thank you for your great help
Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching
Melissa is thoughtful, considerate, and non judgmental. She listens and gives me opportunity to share. Her responsiveness to the app is excellent. I look forward to talking with her weekly and the dialogue through the journal and messsaging. It makes me feel so much better to have this connection to a caring God honoring person.
Written on Dec 05, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coaching
Two sessions with Melissa and I’m already feeling better. Her experience and expertise very much suits what I’m looking for.
Written on Sep 10, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and coaching