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Melissa Elliott, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me


My name is Melissa Elliott, but I like to go by Leesa. I have been a licensed mental health counselor in Florida for over 30 years. I admire you for your courage to seek counseling by recognizing areas in your life that need peace, happiness and balance.

I believe that in working with the right counselor, an individual can shorten the journey to achieving their personal goals. I enjoy being a part of the journey. I encourage my clients to add practical tools to their existing tool kit. This will enable them to apply these tools in both current and future situations.

One of the approaches I use is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which explores the relationship between our thoughts and feelings and how they impact our behaviors and choices. There is not just one approach that fits all, so I like to tailor the sessions based on the individual and what works for them.

My life and work experience give me insights into the following areas: relationships, parenting, aging parents, work issues, infertility and adoption.

If you choose to work with me, I look forward to being part of your journey.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Fertility Issues, Women's Issues

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Melissa was amazing and made me feel so comfortable during my sessions

Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 1 week on issues concerning self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Melissa Elliott also known as Leesa has been absolutely wonderful. I was very skeptical about therapy at the beginning but I am finding that she is easy to talk to and helps me sort things out. It has been an amazing journey and it just keeps getting better. She is great, understanding and offers ideas that actually work to help cope with issues.

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

Empathic but not flabby in her approach. She has understood that while I have plenty of issues that need addressing she also understands that at this point I cannot tolerate any more challenges. It is the time to simply tread water to make it through to the other side.
Pragmatic. Helpful. But with a soupçon of humour. I think we are a well suited team.

Written on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning self esteem, coping with life changes, eating disorders, and coaching