"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
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
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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties Read more...
LPC #65262 (Expires: 2021-12-31)
I look forward to meeting with Melissa each week . My sessions are progressively more engaging as we work together navigating a path out of the mental black hole I assembled.
I haven’t been in counseling for that long, but I can already tell this is going well. She listens to what I have to say in a caring and open way, and offers me ways of handling things on my own. The feedback she’s given me has really helped me to reevaluate a lot of things and I feel very optimistic about what’s to come. I would absolutely recommend Melissa to anyone. She’s an awesome counselor.
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.
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!
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.
Amazing, I'm glad I choose her to be my counselor.
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.
Melissa was a lot of help and very comforting. I would definitely recommend her help to others.
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.
I truly enjoy working with Melissa. She is very helpful and I feel very comfortable with her.
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!