Dr. Melissa Drinkman

(DBH, LCSW)

About Me

As a tele-health practitioner, I believe compassion is a powerful force in meeting life’s challenges. Regardless of our position and circumstances, we all have experiences that are challenging, stressful and unfulfilling. Sometimes these challenges require extra support. Whether you are working through on-going mental health issues, having a tough time working through trauma, experiencing relationship dysfunction, or any other stressful situations, I’m here to help you work through it. My core therapeutic values and approach provide guidance for myself and clients as we work together toward peaceful resolutions to some of life’s most challenging obstacles.

My therapeutic core values and approach:
Safety - I provide a safe space to explore thoughts, emotions and behaviors.
Compassion - We are all human and make human choices (this includes those choices we deem “mistakes”).
Self awareness and discovery - In our safe space I provide honest feedback and tools to enhance self growth.
Balance - Our environments, emotions, thoughts, behaviors and physiology all interact to influence our patterns of thoughts and behaviors.
Unconditional Regard - I believe the therapeutic relationship is where healing happens. I approach these relationships with acceptance and love.

I am a licensed clinical social worker and doctor of behavioral health. I’m dedicated to helping people feel better in all aspects of their lives. I have over 20 years experience working with children, adults, and families and am certified in EMDR and Sand Tray Therapy. I also provide supervision to those seeking clinical licensure.

In addition; I am a co-owner at www.prompt.love where we create products to empower individuals interested in engaging in wellness, self-care, healing and spirituality by providing tools to promote sustainable practices and integrating self-care benefits into everyday life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

Licensing

LCSW #LCSW-14136 (Expires: 2022-02-28)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Feb 10, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

Dr. Drinkman has been integral in my healing process. The work we have done together has been the most helpful in all of my adult life.

Written by L.A. on Jan 31, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Drinkman is a compassionate counselor who has helped me through a very difficult time. I highly recommend her.

Written by R.H. on Jan 26, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Drinkman was great. I came in with a ideas of what was bothering me. She listened to what I had to say and helped me sort it out. Took me from a dark place to a position where I could figure out what needed to be done to fix my situation.

Written by E.R. on Jan 24, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coaching

I would recommend Better Help to anyone, really. Even if you don't have major issues in your life or with your mental health talking to a therapist can have a positive effect on your emotional, mental, and even physical composure. Dr. Drinkman does a fantastic job of listening and providing practical solutions and techniques to deal with whatever issues are at hand. The Better Help platform is more convenient than seeing a traditional therapist face-to-face and offers more connections and communication with your therapist throughout the week.

Written by J.E. on Jan 16, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She's awesome, patient and very kind.

Written by J.A. on Nov 20, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Dr. Drinkman has quite literally saved my life. I was in the deepest depression I’ve ever experienced and I was having anxiety basically 24/7 I ha float my job and things seemed extremely hopeless. Now I feel like a new person. I have a job that I love, finally figuring out what I want to do with my life, and my anxiety has dropped dramatically. All without the use of medication which I am eternally grateful for!

Written by S.H. on Oct 07, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dr. Drinkman is a great counselor. She knows the right questions to ask and how to respond to your feelings. She gives you great tools to manage with. She even follows up with you later. Definitely recommend.

Written by S.I. on Aug 29, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

She's a very good therapist and I strongly recommend her.

Written by S.A. on Aug 29, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dr. Drinkman is not only a talented counselor, but a very kind and wonderful person. We worked with video sessions weekly and messaging to conquer my driving, work and health anxiety. The tools she gave me will help me for the rest of my life. She is nothing short of a blessing to this community and world. Thank you Dr. Drinkman.

Written by C.O. on Aug 26, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Thank you Dr. Drinkman! You have been amazing so far :)

Written by L.I. on Aug 26, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

I’ve been working with Dr. Drinkman for just a few weeks, after changing counselors. I feel we’re a good therapeutic match! She kindly offered her support over the weekend, if needed, because she knew I was taking a potentially emotionally-charged trip. I didn’t take her up on her offer, but knew I could and that was very comforting. I’m looking forward to continue working with her.