I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years of experience working in the field of mental health. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, mood instability, military life issues, and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced emotional trauma, general life transitions, and major physical health issues such as MS or cancer.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I practice a non-judgmental style of interaction both in my professional and personal life as I feel everything experienced is not my place to judge but to accept others where they are. My therapeutic approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, dialectic behavioral. and psycho-dynamic counseling techniques. I will tailor our interactions to meet your unique and specific needs through collaboration with you! I see therapy as being less a method of *treatment* than it is a process of *healing*; beyond relieving uncomfortable symptoms and resolving difficult experiences, healing is really about becoming as fully as possible who we are, about becoming free to make (and live with) our own choices, and about developing compassion for ourselves and others. My approach to therapy and counseling focuses on facilitating the natural wisdom of the psyche, and on going together into whatever experiences this healing process requires.
As a licensed professional counselor, I offer therapy incorporating a humanistic approach, existential, mindfulness-based, dialectic behavioral therapy, and cognitive behavioral treatment. I believe that there is not one method that works for everyone, and work with my clients to tailor my methods to what they need and prefer.
It takes courage to seek help for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I truly value and appreciate the trust you put in me by allowing me to walk your journey with you if even for just a brief moment in the grand view of the length of your life.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
I also have experience in Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Sleeping, Anger, Bipolar
LPC #711 (Expires: 2019-10-31)
I was nervous to try counseling for the first time, but I felt instantly at ease with Melissa. No problem is too small for her, and I have found the experience to be very insightful. I was unsure about connecting by phone, but within seconds her warm and friendly rapport made me feel completely at ease and I look forward to them now.
Dr. Begich is wonderful to work with, insightful, clear, focused and empathetic. I highly recommend her. I gave her a full ten stars.
I believe Dr. Begich is a wonderful therapist. She is helping me in my difficult time and knowing that I can tell her anything and she doesn't judge men makes me feel like I will overcome this ordeal.
I've been using BetterHelp Counseling for I think almost two years now and I love it just the same as when I first started. Dr. Begich is patient and kind and understanding. Her insight and advice is worth its weight in gold to me and more. She has gone above and beyond for me and I am forever thankful to her for everything she has done!
Melissa's patience with me when I cannot get back to her as soon as I'd like gives me immense comfort and trust that she is there for me all the time. I've transitioned between two relationships this year and feel that having Melissa by my side will mean I always have an excellent perspective into the positivity and realism my life needs. Can't be more thankful!
Dr. Begich has been great to work with! She provides thoughtful responses and does a great job at keeping the conversation focused and moving forward. I was skeptical about this type of therapy especially after a failed attempt on another platform, but this has been a very pleasant surprise and has made a great impact on my well being :)
Dr. Belgich is compassionate and understanding, always willing to explore areas of concern and never judgmental in any way. I greatly appreciate the comfortable relationship I've established with Dr. Belgich and I feel that her work with me has significantly increased my mental clarity and overall well-being.
She has been very responsive, understanding and helpful. Her knowledge and experience is not limitless but no one's are. I would recommend Dr. Begich to anyone with similar issues to myself.
When I first started talking to a counselor online I was very skeptical about how much it could help me. I was wrong to be skeptical. Dr. Begich has helped me tremendously to get and keep myself under control in stressful situations. She was able to give me reasonable and practical tools to help me with my stress in life. I am so very grateful to Dr. Begich and BetterHelp.
Melissa is super helpful and very empathetic. I felt a lot better talking to her.
Dr. Begich is an excellent and patient listener who continues to provide very thoughtful and insightful help and recommendations - particularly if you might be looking for help in a sticky, messy and fearful situation.
Melissa is an excellent counselor. She is quick to reply, empathetic and offers action-oriented advice. My work with her has impacted my life in only a positive way.
Melissa Begich is a great person to "talk" to. She responds quickly and is very good at sizing up a situation just by reading a person's words. I greatly appreciate the time that she has taken to help me work through my issues, and would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to have an excellent counselor/client relationship.
Melissa is very in-tune with how a person feels in a difficult time in their lives, and brings constructive positivity to a me. Melissa has enabled me to realise that my values and peace are in place for a reason and I do not need to lose myself to Chaos. I've found with Melissa is not a textbook Counsellor, but actually thinks about the person she is talking to and gives due weight to the information she is being given as opposed to being generic. She's really helped me to grow after coming out of an emotionally difficult relationship. I am understanding myself even better than before, and realising life is one big tyre that keeps going and allowing us to learn.
Thank you Melissa
Melissa has been amazing. I really feel that she has listened to me and tried to help me find my own path while still giving gentle guidance and challenging my thinking. She has made my life a lot more bearable again. Thank you.
She is very nice, and although you're typing and reading, she still manages to use the right words to reassure you she's not a machine.
Melissa has been a great help for me for the past weeks. She is a warm-hearted and calm person, a good listener and a great counselor. Thank you Melissa for your time and efforts!
Melissa is very professional and insightful!
Melissa is a kind and compassionate counselor who is really helping me get through a difficult time in my life related to friends and family. She goes into a lot of detail in her responses and is also very insightful and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her services!
Melissa has been a HUGE part of helping me get to where I want to be. She is so patient with me and offers very helpful insight and advice. She is wonderful!!
Melissa is the most wonderful therapist I've never met! (face-to-face) She is so committed to her work and to her clients and I can't express how grateful I am to her for that. She's understanding and incredibly patient. She responds in depth to all of my lengthy messages. She's absolutely wonderful to work with and I really don't think I could design a better counselor in a computer if there ever did exist some kind of weird science contraption. Thank you a million times and more, Melissa, I'm so happy I gave this counseling thing another shot, because you have been so very awesome! I only wish I had the words to express my gratitude but alas - I can't find them, so an anonymous electronic bear hug will just have to do!
This was the best therapy I could experience. I am too far from driving to a physical person. The online service was the best way I could receive help on the spot. It was instrumental in my being able to manage my moms death and finish work and the distribution of her belongings to my siblings in such a difficult time!!!!!!! I value exploring my thoughts and being able to vent in privacy behind the tears and anguish. I so prefer this and highly recommend it so anyone so plagued by such a disturbing event!!!!
I am happy to be working with Melissa.