Melissa Fontenot

LPC
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About Me

Welcome! First, I want to say that I am so glad that you have decided to seek help through therapy, as it is a step towards healing. Sometimes we come across challenges in life that keep us stuck, and seeking help allows us to take our power back in situations where we may have felt powerless. My hope is to gain an understanding of your needs, your goals and support you as you begin this journey towards healing.

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. Since high school, I have always had a passion for understanding people and helping others to work through struggles, which led me to this profession. I earned my graduate degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling. My experience includes working with people, from various backgrounds, who have struggled with depression, anxiety, stress, anger, major life transitions, PTSD, and career changes.

I believe that it is important to use compassion, respect and integrity to develop a healthy therapeutic relationship. I use an integrative approach that is based on the client’s individual needs. I mainly draw from Client-Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy methods. My role is to support you in navigating through these challenges, as you are the expert of your life. My hope is that you feel comfortable but be able to push through challenges in order to experience a change. I am here to help, support, and encourage you. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #78027 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melissa Fontenot. 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 E.R. on Feb 02, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Melissa was and is very helpful though my crisis with stress and anxiety. When every I scheduled a session she was always on time and very thoughtful and helpful. She is a god send and I truly thank her for the help with my issues

Written by H.A. on Nov 07, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Melissa is professional and attentive which is important to me. She was also on time for our live session which I really appreciated. I felt comfortable talking to her despite feeling nervous at first. Lastly our conversations are productive and helpful. I look forward to working with her for the next few weeks.