Melissa Friedman

(LCSW)

About Me

Hello! My name is Melissa Friedman and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. But that’s just a title.

My passion is helping people find the peace which comes from self-worth, meaningful relationships which come from self-knowledge, and the satisfying mindfulness which comes from self-mastery. There are no judgments; my clients know they can discuss anything at all with privacy and confidentiality – and they do! It is so satisfying to see the incredible growth and progress my clients make in a very short time, as together we map out strategies to overcome the roadblocks life seems to throw up in their path.

From relationships, depression, and anxiety to grief, sexuality, and career issues, the common characteristic is that I provide a safe place to really be heard – and to really be understood. As a result, we are able to address emotional pain, challenging situations, or anything which is keeping you from achieving happiness – and find effective ideas and solutions to move you towards the life you want… and deserve.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #09924023 (Expires: 2021-08-01)

LCSW #LSW5235 (Expires: 2021-11-01)


Reviews

Written by S.T. on Dec 03, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Melissa has helped me through a very trying period of my life. If it were not for her I’m not sure that I would have been able to come out of it as well as I have. I am eternally grateful for her advice, caring and honesty.

Written by S.U. on Nov 12, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Melissa is a supportive counselor and is responds quickly with insights and methods. I appreciate her caring and support!

Written by V.I. on Nov 12, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I love Melisa she's been through many of the same things I have and has a personal experience with anxiety and panic attacks. I appreciate all her tips and tricks. She's very invested in me and I enjoy sessions with her.

Written by R.I. on Sep 25, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Melissa is simply awesome!!!

Written by S.H. on Sep 14, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Melissa has been a champion for my health and personal growth from day one! She allowed me to be open, honest, truly me and has helped me become the person I knew I could be. Through active listening, open conversation and communication I learned techniques through worksheets, goal setting, and readings that have improved my quality of life. Melissa has gone above and beyond for me and I know it's because she genuinely has a passion for her work and her clients' health and wellness. I am so happy to work with Melissa!

Written by D.A. on Aug 19, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Melissa has been very supportive and understanding. She has encouraged me to look at alternative viewpoints which has helped me to see my problems from an outside perspective.

Written by M.I. on Jul 08, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes

Melissa is an exceptional counselor. She has demonstrated very good counseling skills combined with good insight and problem solving methodology.

Written by E.R. on Jun 12, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

I couldn't believe how quickly and how accurately Melissa drilled down to the core of my problems. I don't think I've ever felt so understood in a therapeutic setting, and she was able to do it so quickly. She is good at asking me challenging questions that make me think about things from new angles, and I just feel so heard. Melissa always responds in a timely manner, and lets me know ahead of time if she's going to be offline for any period of time. Working with BetterHelp has exceeded my expectations, and that is 100% because of Melissa.