Melissa Galica

(M.A., M.Ed, LPC)
Therapist Melissa Galica Photo

About Me

Hi, I'm Melissa, you can call me Missy.

I have 7 years of counseling experience through the lifespan from 6 to 96. I also hold degrees in Sociology and Women's Studies and Counselor Education with LPC licensing. I am currently finishing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education. As a counselor, therapies I use often include CBT, DBT, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, and narrative therapy. I am passionate about LBGTQIA+, college students, postpartum mothers, and other therapists.
I am easy-going, flexible, and willing to listen.

I am excited you stopped by today, seeking help is the hardest step, let's do the next steps together.

Other considerations to help make your choice:
I am available: M-F: 8 am - 2:00 pm for phone calls, and live messages I am unable to provide live video at this time.
I am not available on weekends.
I check all messages up until 5 pm each weekday
All sessions are 45 minutes long

**Video disclaimer: A "promise response" DOES NOT equate to a promise of treatment services.**


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LPC #76014 (Expires: 2022-10-31)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Melissa made me feel comfortable and actually listened to me. After only a few sessions she has helped me build confidence to set boundaries with people, identify things that give me anxiety, and tools to alleviate some of my anxiety.

Written by A.L. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

I have stayed with Melissa my whole time on better help because I've valued and enjoyed her involvement in my journey.

Written by C.O. on Aug 24, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Melissa is extremely compassionate, skilled, and kind. She is so easy to talk to during my session and I really appreciate her warmth and use of humor! I feel fortunate to have her as my counselor and I have seen personal growth in myself since beginning my journey with Betterhelp a few months ago. Thanks, Melissa! :-)))

Written by A.S. on Aug 05, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, and eating disorders

I’ve had 3 sessions with Melissa and she is fantastic! Funny when appropriate, but down to business. So supportive.

Written by F.A. on Aug 03, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Melissa is the sole reason why I have stayed with BetterHelp for therapy. She has a very caring, and fun personality and she understands the severity of things while also making you feel like it’s okay to laugh along the way. I would recommend her 1000% times over.

Written by V.I. on Jul 11, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I highly recommend Missy. She is a bright light and has a spectacular personality unlike anyone else I know. She is kind, helpful and funny. She is also very well accomplished and an expert in her craft. She helped me through a time I didn’t think I could ever get through and for that I am forever grateful. Missy is one of a kind!

Written by T.I. on Jun 04, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Melissa has been wonderful!!! She is very funny but also is "matter of fact" which I love. I need to hear the truth...Sometimes it's the hard truth but I'm so glad to have her!

Written by L.I. on Jun 03, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Melissa is really nice and down to earth. I appreciate her friendly spirit she brings to my counseling.

Written by R.E. on May 19, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

So far she has been the best therapist I've had. She's understanding, positive, but not afraid to get to the point. Sweet and fun to chat with aside from therapy and very comforting in times of need.

Written by G.L. on May 17, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Understanding and outgoing! I really appreciate the fact that she let’s me speak without always jumping in. Gives great advice and ways to improve on myself.

Written by B.E. on Apr 12, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

So far I'm very happy to have someone who can give me a different perspective on things.
Excited for what the future brings with her help.

Written by M.E. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and grief

Love her! She is wonderful to talk to

Written by M.E. on Mar 29, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

So far my sessions have been good. And I look forward to our live chat.

Written by Z.A. on Mar 25, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She very out going understanding of things and helps in different ways. Highly recommend

Written by S.T. on Mar 20, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Melissa is relatable and has a variety of life experiences.

Written by B.E. on Mar 11, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She’s a very sweet woman. I’m very comfortable speaking with her about the things that trouble me a lot to the little stressors in my life. I highly recommend if you’re looking for someone whose actually going to listen to you and give a response that doesn’t sound repetitive

Written by A.U. on Nov 30, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Melissa is the best! She has been super helpful during this very stressful period in my life professionally, personally, emotionally, etc... Very grateful for her!!!!

Written by Z.E. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Missy is an excellent therapist and I would recommend her to anyone! She is an active listener and gives great advice when needed. 10/10!