Congratulations on taking the first step towards reaching your personal goals! I would love to help you unlock your true potential. I am a psychotherapist with eleven years of experience and training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution-Focused Therapy. I have a relaxed, open-minded and non-judgmental counseling style, but I am also action-oriented with my clients. My experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of environments - including a hospital setting, school setting and private practice. My specialties include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and family conflict. I enjoy working with parenting issues as part of family conflict. In addition to my therapy services, I am a certified instructor in Parenting with Love & Logic, in which I provide workshops in my community.
I am originally from Charlotte, NC. I earned my BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then later my Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I am married and a mother to two boys, as well as a pug named Mabel . We spend a lot of our time outdoors exploring as a family. I greatly enjoy traveling and immersing myself into other cultures.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
SC LISW-CP 14816
NC LCSW C006618
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Melissa is an amazing therapist! I’m so lucky to have met her.
Written on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Melissa has my sincere respect and trust. Techniques she's taught me have been instrumental in facilitating my growth. Her concern for me and her sagacity are outstanding features about therapy with Melissa, and the Betterhelp interface allows me to undergo therapy per my flexibility.
Written on Feb 15, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 4 weeks on issues concerning grief, and eating disorders
Melissa listens and understands me in a very short period of time. She is understanding and allows me to get to an answer.
Written on Jun 11, 2019 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Melissa is awesome. I am going through a hard time and a lot on my plate. Not only does she answer emails in a decent amount of time we have also had phone call session and she just let's me talk about what I need to at that time. I like that fact that she wants to know when something changes in my life as well. I feel like she genuinely cares about my well being and the problems I am facing.
Written on May 08, 2018 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating, sleeping, and self esteem