Melissa Bartolomeo

(LPC)

About Me

Hello ! I am Melissa, a licensed professional counselor, who has experience helping individuals with an assortment of life challenges. I have personal and professional experiences that has helped me connect with others. I understand people can feel stuck sometimes and reach out to counseling for a place to find solutions, talk through emotions or conflict, or use it as a safe space to vent. I will provide you with a counseling experience of empathy, respect, and unconditional positive regard in order to establish a positive rapport with you. I am here to offer you a non-judgmental, and caring space so you will be able to feel comfortable to share your experiences, thoughts, and feelings with me. I use an integrative counseling framework which emphasizes on positive strength-based, direct, and action-oriented approaches to assist you in processing your feelings, identify solutions, develop effective coping skills, address thinking patterns, and identify goals to reach your fullest potential. I take a genuine interest in helping others and I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #PRC14723 (Expires: 2020-12-31)

LCPC #LC9831 (Expires: 2021-01-31)


Reviews

Written by R.A. on Sep 10, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Listens and is very attentive, also very personable

Written by M.O. on Aug 27, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

She’s smart. She’s not judgmental. She’s a CBT person if you need. I needed someone who I thought was very smart, and she is. Recommend with no reservations.

Written by A.S. on Jun 24, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coaching

I’m really glad I got paired up with Maria. She seems very empathetic, knowledgeable, and welcoming. And she made me feel like I wasn’t alone in what I was experiencing.

Written by H.E. on Jun 18, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Melissa is fantastic. Super thoughtful and helpful!

Written by A.N. on Oct 23, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Melissa is a very insightful, compassionate and understanding. She is an excellent listener and has a keen ability to shift your perspective and illustrate your concerns in a meaningful way. She focuses on your strengthens and provides great support during your journey. I am thankful for her LGBT experience and am grateful I found her!