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About Me

My name is Melissa. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 4 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, low self-esteem, and confidence issues. Also, I have helped individuals with trauma and abuse find healing. The modalities that I incorporate include Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Trust-Based Relational Intervention. It is important to meet you at your place of need and to tailor our time to address your unique concerns and specific needs.

I practice from a perspective of compassion, acceptance, and love. I believe it takes courage to journey through the counseling process and I recognize that change is neither easy nor painless. It is my hope that my clients feel safe, secure, and open as we begin to work together.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #7976 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

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

Written by D.A. on May 15, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd

Melissa is wonderful and truly an answer to prayer.

Written by L.E. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Melissa is a great listener and always provides great communication and has a lot of insightful things to say. I always feel so much better after I get to speak with her.

Written by J.E. on Mar 27, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I prob would give 10s all the way across the board but I haven’t had enough time to work with her yet. She is very responsive and understanding though and I’m sure I will continue working with her. I have no complaints at all.

Written by T.R. on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Melissa is great. She is easy to talk to and express my feelings

Written by S.A. on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I've met with a few therapists before meeting Melissa and I'm glad I stuck it through. I feel truly heard and encouraged by her. I like that she checks in throughout the week and send me worksheets based on what we discussed.

Written by J.U. on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Melissa listens

Written by D.E. on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Melissa is amazing! I was skeptical of online therapy but my experience with her has changed my perspective. Very insightful and kind . Helped support me through some difficult times.

Written by J.U. on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Melissa has been really wonderful so far. Though we’ve only been talking for a few weeks, I already feel connected to her and comfortable. I really appreciate how she weaves our shared Christian faith so respectfully and beautifully into the ways she engages with me, so if you’re looking for a faith-based experience, she is absolutely the way to go.

Written by C.A. on Jan 06, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

I have only had a couple of sessions with Melissa but at first blush, I can confirm that this is the right person and the right channel for me. As a busy working mother, sometimes in person sessions can take too much effort to schedule. Melissa and I have only had a couple of sessions but I feel heard, supported, and am optimistic about the future and finding ways to navigate the emotions and challenges I'm facing.