Melissa Brisbane

(MA, in, Ed, &, HD, LICSW)

About Me

I’m so glad to be connecting with you on Better Help!

I’m Melissa a Transformational Success Coach, Licensed Psychotherapist and Desire Map Facilitator. I help working & professional women who are overstressed, burnt out and feeling trapped how to quickly bring beacon light energy into their work and get better results, while finding personal and spiritual fulfillment.

I use my background in education and psychotherapy to show women who are stuck in a life area, experiencing resistance or struggling with self-doubt how to embrace natural gifts & talents, identify & navigate potential challenges and find clarity.

As female entrepreneur, I am passionate about working with women business owners struggling with low revenue, doubts, and aversions to marketing/sales. I coach them to double their income, be more confident in their life & business, and market themselves enthusiastically.  

I have 20 years experience working in education, professional development, coaching, and therapy fields. I’ve worked in private practice since 2004 and tailor the work I do with each client around their specific needs and desires. That could be a few consults, overall support or formal therapy - together we can make those choices for your highest outcome.

I am passionate about working with women, especially women of color reach optimal health and wellness, in relation to the unique challenges their double minority status brings. This is something that we can do in a clinical counseling capacity helping to work through stress, anxiety and or a challenging crisis, or perhaps, it would be a better fit to do transformational success coaching to address the impact of a combination of personal and professional concerns.

Far too women in this modern age struggle with developing a work life balance. And the reality is that there aren't many models for how to be successful at both and still have time for yourself. After experiencing this in my own life and repeated with my clients, I decided to add Transformational Success Coaching to my practice.

Necessity is the mother of invention! For me becoming a coach has grown out of the recurrent challenge articulated by so many women, "How do I earn money, be successful and still find personal happiness. Especially women who have worked to clear deeper concerns and feeling ready to kick their lives and businesses into high gear.

So, what if I told you that you possibly have hidden programming that’s blocking your money and wealth building? That it’s literally setting limits on your income, your savings, and how much debt that you have in your life? Would you want to uncover that? Would you like me show to you that hidden programming?

I want to suggest to you that there is a mind, body, and money connection. And what I want to do with you is create your personal confidential money map. We are going to look at how your money is specifically mapped in your nervous system. I’m going to show you that not only are there five different kinds of money, but how each type has three distinct aspects to it.

There are:
- your programmed beliefs -which is your habitual self-talk
- the emotion that runs through your nervous system when you think of that money type
- connected traumas.

This integrative process uses money as a lens and framework for exploring the root causes of blocks, trauma and limiting beliefs secretly operating in your life. If you would like to experience the Money Map, let’s connect and set you on a path to wealth, success and happiness. I would love to support you in your personal growth and healing.

Finally, for clients who are interested in blending more esoteric techniques into their counseling, I am also a professional astrologer and intuitive reader. If you're wanting to utilize astrology or tarot/oracle card readings in your counseling, I can help! I do this through using your birth date, location and time to generate a chart and report that becomes Your Personalized Life Instruction Manual.

I look forward to walking along side you during your journey!

Melissa of Eighth House Wisdom


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Career difficulties
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Self esteem , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Family of Origin Issues , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Money and Financial Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LICSW #LC50078615 (Expires: 2021-07-31)


Written by A.V. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I love Melissa, she’s amazing! She has such a good heart and she’s really helping me line up my goals and work through my past ♥️

Written by K.E. on Jun 17, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Melissa is a fantastic therapist. Speaking with her feels like natural conversation rather than an analysis. She listens very carefully but also actively engages in the conversation in a way that allows me to feel comfortable and meander into topics that I may not have focused on otherwise.

Written by J.A. on May 15, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Melissa is a wonderful therapist - she creates an inviting and open space that I always feel safe coming into and better leaving. I am so appreciative of the guidance she has given me and thankful for our weekly sessions! I have already seen small (but important) transformations in my life with the way I view my actions and my choices and I’m excited to continue to embrace change with her help.

Written by B.R. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and adhd

So far therapy with Melissa has been life changing. I appreciate her clinical ability and relatability. I’m so happy to have her in my life. Very hopeful about the transformation that will come from this. Thank you Melissa.

Written by N.A. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I love Melissa’s ability to listen attentively and strategically. She is able to take my word vomit and translate it to make me feel validated. She also gives so many resources and methods to grow outside of the counseling window. I have finally found a counselor that I click with and would recommend to everyone!

Written by L.A. on Apr 23, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Melissa is wonderful! I feel so much weight off of my shoulders after talking to her. She’s a great therapist.

Written by J.O. on Apr 10, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

One of a kind soul, big heart, lots of wisdom with the humility and compassion to connect deeply. Such a professional and confidante. One of her best qualities is her energy, consistently showing up with inspiring and lifting energy for those days we need it most. Can’t say enough good things about Melissa.