Hello! My name is Melissa Brabandt. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 8 years of experience working with clients living with anxiety and depression, as well as people having difficulty with life transitions and change. I firmly believe that people can live a healthy, happy, and productive life while learning to manage and overcome anxiety and low mood.
I would love to help you develop skills to maneuver the waters of feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, or low. My goal is to provide a safe place for you to share your concerns and to help create action steps that reflect your needs and abilities. Drawing from different therapeutic approaches, I provide a personalized space for clients to create and practice coping techniques. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness provide the foundation of my style as a therapist as I have found that recognizing how our thoughts are related to our emotions and behaviors is incredibly empowering for clients.
Together, we can figure out what works for you, recognizing that you have many strengths and coping skills that you are already using. Working collaboratively, we can build on these skills and make them more effective. If you feel like you don’t have coping skills, no worries, I can help you discover, explore, and improve them!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue
LPC #6401011005 (Expires: 2020-05-31)
Melissa is exactly the kind of person I was hoping to be able to speak with. She's both professional and empathetic and has great tools and suggestions to help me work through what I need to in constructive ways.
Melissa is very calm and sweet. She reiterates what I’ve said so I know she understands where I’m coming from. Then she offers practical steps to work through my thoughts and emotions. She also balances wanting to help work through something with my wishes if I just want her to listen. She lets me pick the pace I want to work at.