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Melissa Benson, LMHC, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety Grief Depression Coping with life changes ADHD
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am licensed in Florida with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, depression, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Professional experience

24yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Depression Coping with life changes ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Avoidant Personality, Body image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and shame, Hearing Impaired, Hoarding, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

FL LMHC MH11037

UT LCMHC 13189238-6004

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melissa Benson. 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.

She has helped me alot

Written on Apr 13, 2024 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I've been using better help and have had the same therapist, Melissa for over a year now. I find it helpful, even in the times you think you don't need to talk to someone. Sometimes we have better sessions when I'm just getting something off my chest and don't have a specific hard issue. Melissa is great and really creative, even helps me come up with ideas for mobile work. Love my sessions with her! Thank you Melissa!

Written on Mar 25, 2024 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Melissa is awesome. She's been so helpful in giving me the tools and space to start my healing journey.

Written on Mar 08, 2024 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

When I started therapy in late 2022, I thought I knew what I needed to work on. As time went on, Melissa helped me uncover things I had repressed. And recently, she helped me uncover some of my hidden talents. I've never felt as excited as I do now and that because Melissa would not give up. She kept asking me the best of questions that made me truly think. She's absolutely amazing!

Written on Jan 31, 2024 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I really appreciate Melissa and the way that she brings clarity to the issues I bring to the table. She helps me look at the problems without getting worked up. She provides a safe space to just get things out of my head. I love her depth of understanding and how I don’t have to explain things for her to just understand and know what I’m talking about. It’s really been helpful to work with her

Written on Jan 07, 2024 after therapy with Melissa for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, lgbt, and adhd

Melissa has been exactly what I needed.

Written on Dec 20, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes