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Melissa Dotson, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Grief Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

I am licensed in Indiana with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, coping with grief and loss, & bipolar disorder. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Grief Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

IN LMHC 39002923A


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melissa Dotson. 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.

Knowledgeable, straightforward, and provides great advice!

Written on Mar 15, 2024 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. She is great with resources and well versed in so many things dealing with mental health.

Written on Feb 07, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd