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 many 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 being diagnosed with adrenal fatigue in 2016, I worked through these things in my own life and then it repeated with my clients. This caused me 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 health, wealth and happiness? That it’s literally setting limits on your income, your savings, and how much debt that you have in your life and the current emotional and health issues you're facing? 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 emotion connection to success, wellness and money. And what I want to do with you is create your personal confidential belief map. We are going to look at how your thinking is specifically mapped in your nervous system. I’m going to show you the patterns of thinking and the 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 limiting beliefs
- connected traumas.

This integrative process uses our automatic thoughts and inner dialogue 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 Thought Map, let’s connect and set you on a path to health, 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
  • Career difficulties
  • Coaching
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , 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

  • Phone


LICSW #LC50078615 (Expires: 2023-07-31)


Written by T.O. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Melissa is an exceptional therapist with a wide array of qualifications and experience that she is able to deftly channel into her therapy. She's a therapist, life coach, and relationship counselor all in one!

Written by H.A. on Jun 30, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Melissa is an incredible counselor and I feel so grateful for being able to work with her. Before working with Melissa, I felt like therapy wasn't working for me. I often left sessions feeling misunderstood or "broken". Melissa has been such a powerful influence in my life. She has helped me navigate feelings, fears, and setbacks that I have dealt with, often in silence, for most of my life. She is encouraging, intuitive, and down-to-earth. She also provides creative resources and spends more of her time encouraging my growth and healing rather than centering my pain/trauma. I 100% would recommend her to other people especially other black women. My ability to be honest and open about the feelings and experiences I have that have been impacted by being a black woman in US America has been extremely healing and I know that it has positively impacted my growth.

Written by A.V. on Jun 03, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I am so grateful for Melissa’s help and expertise; she’s incredibly smart, caring, and knowledgeable. Plus she’s hilarious and awesome! I’ve learned so much about communicating hard conversations with various relationships and looking inward to resolve long term issues.

Written by J.A. on May 05, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I’ve been working with Melissa for over a year now and I have grown so much from our sessions. I have learned how to better set boundaries and become an advocate for myself. Even when we talk through tough subject matter, I always feel like I emerge from our sessions more hopeful than I entered them. She is great about sending additional resources and giving material to think through during the week. I always feel very supported but also challenged at the same time. I’m very grateful to get the opportunity to work with her.

Written by A.N. on Feb 02, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 9 months on issues concerning self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Melissa is the best therapist I’ve ever had and I have had MANY throughout my life. A++++*

Written by E.. on Nov 04, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Melissa has given me so many tools to course correct on my healing journey in ways that have truly resonated and changed my life. I still have work to do and I am happy I found a counselor of her character and expertise to work with in a non-traditional context. But honestly I think phone/video/text based healthcare and therapies are concretely part of the post CoVid-19 new normal.

Written by S.A. on Oct 19, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and coaching

Best counseling I have ever experienced. She knows when and how to push to make the counseling worth both your time and money. Melissa understands balancing incredibly emotional sessions with goal orientation and knowing that helps reflect on the work you've done and the ability to keep growing. She's amazing to work with.

Written by B.R. on Aug 27, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and adhd

Melissa is truly amazing! She has helped me get through some really tough situations. Grateful for our work together.

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 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.