I have been a licensed therapist for 3 years. My education is clinical social work from Indiana Wesleyan University. I offer solution-focused, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic modalities.
My personal history brought me to this field later in life and my own life experiences add depth to my practice and understanding of the hardships and circumstances many of us face.
I believe therapy should be available to everyone and everyone needs therapy at some time in life.
I use warmth, compassion, empathy, honesty, and dignity in every session. I believe we all have something to offer we just need some support in finding our self at times.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Narcissism, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801109004
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melissa Clay. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.
Melissa is so amazing! I could tell from the moment we started talking that she really cares and wants to help people improve their lives. She gives great tools to help manage emotions.
Written on Feb 17, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Melissa is kind and so inviting. I’d recommend her to others in a heartbeat!
Written on Sep 25, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Melissa takes the time to understand my situation. She asks thoughtful questions and is reassuring in her approach. Each form of communication seems targeted to me and my situation, not a general message from someone who doesn't distinguish between their clients. She remembers things I have told her and speaks sensitively but with strength that is comforting.
Written on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief