Melissa Hale

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

Hello! I am Melissa Hale, a licensed therapist (LCSW) in Missouri with over 10 years of experience, working with individuals who suffer with grief, loss, depression, trauma, abuse, bariatric difficulties, career challenges, relationship issues and psychiatric disorders. When working with me, you will be in a supportive, friendly, welcoming, interactive and safe environment.

I can only imagine how difficult it must be to reach out to someone for assistance, but I am glad you did! I would love the opportunity to assist you in making your life better and happier. I believe it is so important to treat everyone with respect, compassion, integrity and dignity which everyone deserves. Meaning, that I am here to listen without labeling or judgment.

I have a Bachelor of Science from Southeast Missouri State University and a Master of Social Work from Saint Louis University. I have been married for 9 years and we have a teenage son, so I totally understand the struggles of juggling work, marriage and raising a teenager, but also raising a child who is adopted. In our free time we enjoy camping, hiking, cruises, playing with our 2 dogs and watching the St. Louis Cardinals.

I have spent the last 2 years on a personal journey of losing 145 lbs. Since that time I have been providing support to other bariatric patients. I find it easier to talk to someone who completely understands the challenges involved with losing weight and also considering a bariatric surgery. While you are working on the outside, you need to work on the inside in order for the transformation to be successful.

My schedule is open in the evening hours only for those individuals who have a challenging work schedule, but still would like the opportunity to speak to someone. The stress of missing work for an appointment can be removed by our evening hours.

Let’s make your life a brighter one! I look so forward to meeting and getting to know you.

Melissa




Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #2017038749 (Expires: 2021-09-01)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Melissa is very understanding

Written by C.O. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Melissa is very relatable and easy to talk to. We have only had a few sessions but I already feel that my mental health has improved.

Written by T.A. on Mar 04, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She’s amazing. She absolutely helped me understand myself and turn my life around.

Written by S.A. on Jan 30, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I am so happy that I was matched with Melissa. I have came a long way since starting therapy.

Written by L.A. on Nov 29, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Melissa is great. She always has great insight and helps me work through what is on my mind.

Written by S.A. on Sep 06, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Melissa is really there for you and has your back. Responds quickly and is very understanding. She gets me and I don’t know what I would do without her.

Written by K.R. on Nov 17, 2018 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

I’m so glad I met Melissa! This was my first time trying therapy, and she made it very easy. I look forward to every appointment with her. She has helped me and my husband through things in the past that we never really dealt with, and has given me tools and advice during my weight loss journey. For the first time in a long time I feel happy and content with my life and am excited for what the future brings. I would recommend her to anyone!