Melissa Guarnaccia


About Me

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.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #C006618 (Expires: 2020-06-30)


Written by G.A. on Jun 11, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Melissa listens and understands me in a very short period of time. She is understanding and allows me to get to an answer.

Written by N.I. on May 08, 2018 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

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.