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.**
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 76014
Melissa is absolutely amazing! She listens
Written on Sep 06, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt
Mrs. Galica has been a great help to me. Very supportive and responsive.
Written on Jul 24, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Very helpful and understandable to my need n problem
Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Melissa is wonderful!
Written on Feb 16, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
She's great funny and listens
Written on Jan 27, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Easy to talk too, responsive via the app as well. More conversation than anything which I like, had a therapist before where it was just me talking and didn’t like that.
Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, eating disorders, and self esteem