Melissa Garner

(LPC, ATR-BC)

About Me

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
--Albert Einstein

First off, you must know that I absolutely love doing this work. I believe it is what I am here to do. Because of that, my level of passion is very deep. I will care about you the second we start working together. That is just how it works for me.

Things you can expect from me:
Unconditional support and acceptance
Non-judgment
Strategies for coping with or improving an area/s of concern for you
A range of modalities/ skillsets to support a diverse group of people: I am not a "1-size fits all" kind of counselor.
A gentle nudge when needed
Feedback and honest dialogue

I have over 15 years experience. My training and background is that I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist. I am also a Mindfulness teacher and coach. I have worked with a diverse group of people and issues: Rape/ Domestic Violence/ Incest/ Trauma/ Cancer Survivors/ Grief & Loss/ Stress/ Anxiety/ Depression/ LGBT issues/ Peak Performance/ Mindset Training/ Professional Athletes/ Business Professionals/ Mindfulness/ Meditation

I am easy to talk to...so I've been told. So, give it a shot. I look forward to hearing from you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #65262 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by A.T. on Jan 18, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I’ve been talking to my counselor just under two years. I was going through some major life changes when I decided to join BetterHelp. The guidance and support I have received is more than I ever imagined.

Written by V.A. on Nov 11, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I’ve have really grown since starting BetterHelp with Melissa. I expect I’ll continue to accept more of myself giving me the ability to operate more freely and happily in the world. I recommend BH to people all the time!

Written by A.M. on Jul 25, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders

I like Melissa. I don't talk to her as often as I should but when I do she's always there & helpful. She always finds time for me even though my hours of availability are all over the place. She's great.

Written by D.A. on Aug 14, 2018 after counseling with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

Amazing, I'm glad I choose her to be my counselor.

Written by L.I. on Jul 26, 2018 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, and career

I would highly recommend Melissa! She listens actively and always makes sure I know I’m driving the session with whatever issues I need to discuss that day. She gives helpful advice and bite-sized homework to improve myself between sessions. It’s like talking to a cool future version of myself who offers advice on how to navigate life.

Written by B.R. on Jun 08, 2018 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Melissa was a lot of help and very comforting. I would definitely recommend her help to others.

Written by A.S. on Mar 02, 2018 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Melissa is so incredibly easy to talk to! We’ve had one video session and in it she gave me all kind of tools, advice, and encouragement. Right off the bat she is welcoming, warm, and very obviously loves her job! Thanks Melissa for already being such a huge help.

Written by K.E. on Feb 28, 2018 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I truly enjoy working with Melissa. She is very helpful and I feel very comfortable with her.

Written by J.T. on Feb 07, 2018 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Melissa has been a bright spot in a very difficult time. She is incredibly plugged in and connected and I feel very comfortable be open and upfront with her without judgement. I’m super thankful!