Welcome! My primary goal is to encourage and inspire hope, as we work together towards your goals while fostering a greater sense of well-being, and nurturing self-confidence, as well as empowering you to change the course of your path.
I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with experience as an educator, family advocate, and school counselor. I am challenged to be creative and nurturing while focusing on empowering you to reach your full potential and attain success as well as encouraging and supporting your personal growth. I encourage you to view challenging times as opportunities to begin new journeys. Through purposeful self-reflection and goal setting, you can gain different perspectives fostering growth and healing.
In addition, I have worked with clients in a variety of challenging situations, including depression, identity, anxiety, relationships issues, life transitions, parenting issues, ADHD, as well as other social and emotional issues. My professional approach is a combination of Interpersonal, Cognitive Behavior, Humanism, Family Systems, Reality, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Integrated (Holistic) counseling. It is my goal to encourage and inspire you fostering hope, genuine acceptance, and authentic understanding, empowering you to reach your full potential on your life journey.
On a more personal note, I am the proud mother of two energetic children and a fur baby. My hobbies include community involvement, traveling, mentoring, crossword puzzles, reading, health and fitness, and spending time with my family from coast to coast. I am passionate about giving back to the community and volunteer for our mobile food bank year-round. When summer arrives, I make time to travel the world with family and friends. My summers also include mentoring school-aged children, this summer I taught racquetball, basketball, and weight training classes.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LPC #77251 (Expires: 2019-12-31)
Melissa really knows me and my path. I'm so thankful for her time and insight. It has helped enormously in so many areas of my life. Since starting counseling with her, I'm seeing a lot of good changes in my outlook and development as a person. I feel super comfortable during our conversations, never judged.
In my short time with Mrs. Clayton, I have been able to sort through my situation, and gain more clarity. I am starting to feel more confidence in my future.
I love the way Melissa checks in on me from time to time. She addresses any concerns I may have and I love that about her.
I highly recommend her. Ms. Melissa made me feel very comfortable when speaking with her. And her advice really put my thoughts at ease.
Melissa really takes her time to hear your concerns and helps you understand the areas you may need to work on. One thing that I love about Melissa is that she tells you what she thinks should you ask. Most counselor I've come across don't. I've been to alot of counselors and she is by far my favorite.
Melissa has been a great counselor for me. I am sort of all over the place and have trouble putting my feelings into words, but she is extremely patient and offers multiple ways to work on certain issues.