I have practiced in social work since 2007. I hold a clinical license as well as a doctorate--with an emphasis on child and family interventions. During this time I have had the opportunity to work with people from very diverse backgrounds and a vast array of life challenges. Within my time in practice, I have come to appreciate the importance of a good connection from client to therapist.
With this in mind, let me tell you a little about my therapeutic approach. Through my professional experience and within organizations, I have found my passion in interpersonal relationships; whether they be familial, work-oriented, or romantic. I am strength-based and solution-focused with my client's personal goals in mind. My objective is to support my clients with open, direct communication, and challenging thoughts. I believe in personal growth and forward progression.
I am comfortable in all communication platforms, whether it be texts, phone calls, or video conferencing. You can review my availability, but if you would prefer a different time please reach out to me to schedule. I really enjoy helping people embrace the beautiful dynamics life presents and I look forward to working with you, should you believe we would be a fit.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NM LCSW C-11191
She's someone I know I can come back to when needed, and doesn't keep me around when it's not needed.
Written on Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and adhd
Dr. Hardin is very approachable and has such a wonderful, warm energy. She’s incredibly supportive and helps you think about things in a new way.
Written on May 28, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Written on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
I was hesitant about starting therapy and trusting that I would find someone who I could trust. I was matched with a therapist from better help but found a distaste in my match so I got worried I signed up and would be right that no one could help me but I promised myself to give therapy a try. So I did a search for my therapist and found Dr. Hardin. Her profile seemed to carry a level of professionalism that I was seeking. Through her share on about me I could read her level of integrity, confidence in what she does, and discipline to the practice. Everything I value so I chose to start my therapy with Dr. Hardin, still with hesitation. Our first session was amazing. Through our first session I noticed I could trust her, feel understood, heard, and she carried the objective lenses that I needed. Someone who can see what I couldn't and she delivers it in an empowering way. I am lucky to have found her through this and believe she is a needle in a hay stack! We will be going on our third session and the experience has been supportive and everything that I need in my life at the moment!
Written on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and adhd
An absolutely fantastic therapist. She makes you feel heard, no judgement, and really knows how to get to the root of your problems. I owe so much of my mental health progress to Dr. Hardin’s assistance
Written on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and career difficulties
I was very pleased with the help I got from Dr Hardin. She was very thorough and helpful with my recovery from a depression episode. I liked how supported I felt. She was creative and thought outside the box when it came to my career. I'm definitely feeling back on track and mental balance
Written on Apr 26, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties