Melissa Brinson

(LCMHC-S, LCAS, CCS)
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About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #3115-S (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by S.H. on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Melissa is respectful and helps put things we discuss in a perspective that I can relate to. What more can you ask for in a therapist?

Written by D.E. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Talking to Melissa feels like talking to the most qualified of your friends. She’s kind and knowledgeable and so down to earth. I always find myself getting excited before we catch up.

Written by J.O. on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Melissa is great.

Written by N.A. on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Mrs. Brinson has been an amazing therapy and I would highly recommend her to anyone I know. It’s hard for me to find someone that I’m comfortable with opening up and talking to. Plus trying to find a therapist that’ll do addiction recovery is almost impossible. It took me calling 10-12 therapist before I decided to try better help. Just because there was no other options. But I’m glad I did better help. She’s been such a help and a amazing therapist.

Written by J.A. on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Melissa has been super helpful and supportive, I really enjoy BetterHelp

Written by A.M. on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have just started with Melissa and have had problems connecting to my previous counselors in the past. Perhaps it is the fact that we are both sitting in our homes rather than a stiff office setting or my desperation, but I already feeling some hope that I can finally get the help I need with her by my side!