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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
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 , Family Problems , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #PRC14723 (Expires: 2020-12-31)
LCPC #LC9831 (Expires: 2021-01-31)
Listens and is very attentive, also very personable
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.
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.
Melissa is fantastic. Super thoughtful and helpful!
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!