Emotional healing and self-improvement can seem hopeless, especially during times of stress and uncertainty. Often times, individuals allow themselves to believe suffering is easier than seeking help. If you are here, your have taken a step in the right direction. My name is Melissa and I am here to help. My counseling style is nonjudgmental, compassionate, and direct yet non-confrontational. I utilize various treatment modalities including but not limited to Person-Centered, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness. I offer a variety of available times for sessions in order to accommodate your schedule.
I graduated in 1996 with a Master's Degree in Counseling. That same year, I became a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Two years later, I earned my license in clinical mental health license (previously known as Licensed Professional Counselor or LPC, now known as Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I also earned my license in clinical addictions as well. Since 1996, I have assisted individuals improve their various mental health and substance use disorders. I have also assisted with vocational and career counseling.
Congratulations on taking the steps to a happier and self-actualized life. I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Jealousy, Money and Financial Issues, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
NC LCMHC S3115
Melissa came into my life when I truly needed someone to listen and help me. I have always been reluctant to really open up about thoughts that run around in my brain and feelings that overwhelm.
I can’t remember why I chose Melissa out of all the other therapists but it was an excellent choice. She’s the “friend” that listens and supports without judgment. She is open to discussing treatments that you feel may be good for you and supports decisions that align with your beliefs. She is the sounding board I need.
I highly recommend Melissa and hope that if you do hire her, your journey will be a great one.
Written on Apr 20, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Melissa is great! She helped me see my life in a different way. She’s great with responding fast and extremely compassionate and understanding.
Written on Apr 17, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Melissa is an expert at helping you out your anxieties into context and really think through them. She is the antithesis over overthinking and the nemesis of mindless rumination.
Written on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Melissa is a focused, caring, wonderful therapist. She is easy to talk to. She quickly helped me identify underlying root problems and strategies to tackle them.
Written on Feb 13, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management
I have had 3 sessions with her and she is the bomb dot com for sure. She listens puts in place when need be and makes you focus for sure. I'm glad I opted for therapy and super appreciative I've found Melissa!
Written on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Great therapist. I am a early thirties Black American Man and I feel understood, heard, and held accountable. Therapy with Melissa has been a great journey.
Written on Jan 07, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd