Melissa Cribari

(LMHC)
Therapist Melissa Cribari Photo

About Me

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Iowa with over 17 years of experience working in the field of mental health. I have worked with clients with a wide variety of concerns including anxiety, grief, relationship issues and depression.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and solution focused. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Compassion fatigue , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #001109 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by P.A. on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

I love Melissa! She’s the first counselor that doesn’t make me feel judged and gets me!

Written by K.R. on Mar 17, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Makes me comfortable

Written by A.N. on Mar 11, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Fantastic counselor!

Written by S.A. on Dec 05, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem

I think she does a great job of listening and really thinking through responses and giving great expertise.

Written by J.O. on Nov 12, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Good counselor who listens and offers suggestions.

Written by N.A. on Oct 24, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Thank you for your timely and consistent response. I have attempted therapy multiple times and always quit following up because of a time excuse. You continued to reach out, holding me accountable to me and my health. I appreciate that.