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: 9 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: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

TX LPC 76014


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melissa Galica. 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 B.E. on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 6 months 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 the most amazing therapist I’ve had. She’s like a friend to talk to who seems to know what to exactly say. I highly recommend.

Written by O.D. on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

She is amazing.

Written by A.L. on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 3 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've been with Melissa for so long it feels natural to speak with her and work through my challenges. I enjoy being able to send a message at any point of the day and have feedback, assurance and guidance beyond waiting for our session.

Written by A.S. on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

Great listener!

Written by L.E. on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is an amazing person, very helpful and listens to everything.

Written by T.O. on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is the best for me, hands down.

Written by E.R. on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’ve always been nervous about therapy and emotionally opening up and I was amazed at the naturalness I had during sessions with Melissa. It feels more like talking to a friend than anything else. So grateful for her insight and professionalism and being able to balance that with a comfortable and personable environment.

Written by J.A. on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She's amazing and helps with situations that may be difficult or embarrassing to talk about.

Written by S.H. on Dec 10, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 7 months on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Ms. Galica has been incredible. She really helps me whenever I have my sessions and she makes me feel like i’m talking to a friend rather than a therapist. The conversation is always fluid snd I have seen a lot of changes in my life for the better since i started working with her

Written by S.U. on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Melissa is a great and empathetic listener and helped me a lot to untie many knots that lead to several "aha" moments. She give constructive advice and provides clear guidance as to what to do or think about in more depths, if applicable. She has been a pillar to much personal growth for me this year.
She only does counseling over phone only at this time and I must say that I prefer it this way. In the past I had found myself often too self-conscious in face to face sessions with previous therapists. So, if she were to provide the option for face to face sessions, I probably would prefer to continue over phone only.

Written by B.R. on Nov 13, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Amazing isn't enough of a descriptor when talking about Missy. She is professional while still being warm, kind, and non-judgmental. Her sessions feel like you are just talking with a friend who gives advice that you can trust and put into practice. In the end, you feel lighter even when the topic is weighty. You are making a great choice when choosing her as your therapist.

Written by P.A. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Melissa is awesome!! I know she’s busy but she always responds to me. She is encouraging and has a lot of good insight. Easy to talk to.

Written by P.A. on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Melissa is very kind, supportive, and comforting. I'm so glad I get to work with her!

Written by M.A. on Sep 14, 2021 after therapy 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 C.O. on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 A.U. on Nov 30, 2020 after therapy 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 therapy 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!

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