I have been a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker for 17 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and addictions.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I tailor my approach to each client. I use a combination of approaches, including: cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, rational-emotive, solution-focused. Treatment goals are client-led as I believe in a client-centered approach to treatment - where we explore and use your own strengths to facilitate personal growth.
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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties
LICSW #110274 (Expires: 2021-01-31)
Melissa’s support has been transformational for me. She has given me tools and her insight has allowed me to approach my stress, my job and my relationships differently. I am learning self-care and how to face my fears in a healthy way.
Melissa is extremely helpful and kind and generous with her support. So far, I am loving talking with her through the site's chat service. She is very good at pinpointing what my problems are and providing advice and worksheets on how to overcome them/improve on them. I can't wait to see how I progress under her guidance! All I can really say to her is thank you so much for being so kind and understanding, it means a lot.
I have completely changed the way I see things with my counselors help. She is amazing.
She is amazing. She helped me recognize issues/toxic patterns in my relationship that I could not see. I could not have done it with out Melissa! She told me what I needed to hear in the most respectful and supportive way.
I’ve been struggling with anxiety and depression for a long time and simply couldn’t bare it any longer. When I signed up for BetterHelp, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was hopeful. I have to say my experience with Melissa has far exceeded all expectations. I have been talking to Melissa for over 4 months now. I am so grateful to have found such a wonderful, caring, knowledgeable and relatable counselor. From the first day, Melissa made it very easy for me to connect with her and share my feelings and thoughts. She helped discover things about myself and my relationships that I wasn’t aware of before. Melissa gave me the tools to deal with my stress and helped me stay calm and in control. Life is a journey and of course my problems are not magically solved. However, now I have tools to deal with them, I can keep myself calm and focused. I feel like a million-pound weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I can breathe again. And, that feels amazing!
Melissa is exceptionally talented, empathetic and professional. I've seen many counselors over the years - and she is far and away the most effective I've had. Melissa is really something special.
I LOVE Melissa! She is so educated and understanding! I feel so lucky being matched up with her!
Melissa is very kind and knowledgeable.
I LOVE MELISSA. She's witty, fun and personable. She helps me talk through my barriers with direction, purpose and excitement. She's the first therapist I connected with and I got lucky. She shares her experience and knowledge practically, and I have already benefited immensely from our sessions.