To be human is to struggle. Navigating through hardships may be difficult, but made easier through support. I’ve been working as a certified Counselling Professional in Idaho who specializes in helping people cope with anxiety, depression, confidence, past trauma, confidence, and relational challenges. I help build awareness of patterned behaviors, strengthening personal skills, and overcoming internal obstacles that prevent clients from achieving their desired goals. Each client is different and as such requires a varied approach to reach meaningful change.
I utilize CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Humanistic Therapeutic Approaches to address anxiety, depression, confidence, past trauma, interrelational difficulties, co-dependency, and motivational challenges. I provide an understanding of the conflicts that my clients face through unconditional positive regard.
As a therapist, I am warm, direct, transparent, and hard-working. I genuinely connect with my clients to make progression towards goals as a team. I empower my clients to use their skills to overcome the obstacles in their life through improved awareness of their triggers, addressing challenges, navigating mental health, communicating effectively with others, recognizing co-dependency in relationships, internalizing negativity, or simply ready to take your life in a new direction. While seeking help can be challenging, you're a step closer to your path of wellness and personal growth.
I also offer an option outside the BetterHelp platform to provide clients with option to use my private practice to offset the cost of counseling. If you're interested in utilizing your insurance as an out-of-network provider, we can decrease your out-of-pocket expenses and allowing you to choose how you want your counseling service to look.
Check out further details at SerenityPsychology.org
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
ID LPC LPC-9009
MeLissa has been an amazing therapist to work with! She has helped me to get back on track with my life and I’m slowly starting to get there. She actively listens very well and she will call me out on my nonsense if I make excuses and she has helped me to see that I can fix myself and that my worth is far better than what I see it to be.
Written on Oct 13, 2023 after therapy with MeLissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Melissa was a great person to talk to and she really help me work through a lot of different things that were going on in my life. she was very empathetic and trauma informed. I had to change therapists because I needed someone who had weekend availability.
Written on Dec 18, 2022 after therapy with MeLissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
MeLissa has been amazing. She really listens and provides so many options to help you work through what you’re dealing with. I had multiple things going on at the same time and she took them all and help me learn how to step back from my anxiety and gave me tools to handle it. She’s amazing.
Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with MeLissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She is very considerate and knowledgeable
Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with MeLissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
MeLissa is wonderful!
Written on Nov 13, 2022 after therapy with MeLissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues
She is the best counselor I’ve had and I feel like she really listen and gives great advice for every situation. I truly feel supported and I can come to her with anything
Written on Oct 11, 2022 after therapy with MeLissa for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd