Dr. Melissa Hardin

(LCSW)
Therapist Dr. Melissa Hardin Photo

About Me

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.

Melissa


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C-11191 (Expires: 2023-07-01)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Nov 27, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 4 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

Amazing

Written by J.O. 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

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 by R.E. on Apr 26, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, 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 by D.O. on Mar 10, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Dr Hardin was exactly the person I needed during my difficult times. She is warm, funny and just so great at what she does. She made me feel comfortable to share anything that was on my mind and gave me great advice from how to study to how to deal with my negative thoughts. She has been a delight to work with.

Written by C.O. on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr.Hardin has been a asset for me in the short time I've been working with her. She has shown genuine care for my situation and has reached out just to check on me and shown compassion and respect. I highly recommend her.

Written by C.R. on Feb 19, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and adhd

I honestly started this counseling session thinking that I wanted to do it but last minute I thought I didn't really need it. But I decided to give it a try. I only had 1 session with Dr. Hardin, but wow! Definitely, it was beyond my expectations. I already feel like I have a connection with her & she guided the session in such a great way that it helped me realize that it's something that I needed and will greatly benefit me. Like she has stated in her profile, she has this solution-oriented session where we are trying to work on a certain aspect & try to improve. Right after having my 1st session, I had to share it with a friend and she is definitely going to be trying "Better Help." I enjoyed my session so much that I hope that my friend will be matched with a counselor as great as Dr. Hardin.

Written by H.A. on Feb 06, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and adhd

I've been working with Dr. Hardin for almost half a year and my progress has been very good. I always look forward to them even if I have to really confront my issues but she makes it okay. In terms of ADHD she gives strong very actionable advice which is refreshing compared to the majority of therapists and social workers out there.

She is very regular with text and keeps up almost daily as well as weekly calls. In recent sessions I've been opening up a lot more than I had imagined.

Written by D.U. on Feb 04, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months

Dr. Hardin is awesome and has helped me through some tough times.

Written by A.L. on Jan 05, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Working with Dr. Hardin has been a transformative experience for me. After years of substance abuse and poor boundary setting in relationships left me with personal and professional anxiety, Dr. Hardin gave me concrete strategies and helped me gain insight into what was driving my behavior. Four months later, and I am happier with my job and relationships that I can remember. I would recommend Dr. Hardin for anyone.

Written by J.A. on Dec 01, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr Hardin is simply amazing. After many, many therapists and years of anxiety, depression and other mental and physical problems I feel like she is truly helping me move through and forward. She gives actionable suggestions and is very caring, kind and compassionate. A true gem!!

Written by L.O. on Nov 10, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have been working with Dr. Hardin for four months now, and I've had amazing breakthrough and progress in processing my emotions, habits, and social life. I look forward to our sessions, and I am interested in doing the work and advice she gives me to examine and evaluate and process my issues and conflicts.

I would highly recommend her.

Written by D.I. on Sep 10, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Hardin is absolutely amazing. She responds quickly and approaches your concerns and fear from ones roots. She just knows all the right methods of coping. 3 months in and I am better than ever. She honestly is a friend when in need of help. I have not had a panick attack in a month due to her excellent coping methods. I woulf highly recommend her over and over

Written by K.A. on Aug 31, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

I came to Dr Hardin with so much baggage and she helped me open every suitcase of baggage I had, not be afraid of the contents, and to then be able to deal with them and sort them accordingly and put them where they needed to go, Dr Hardin helped me unpack my baggage, but she couldn’t do it for me. She taught me that I did the work, she only guided and supported me through it. I have taken away tools, techniques, and a different mind set. She showed me that I have overcome many struggles, and showed me the true power I have of getting back up and facing my demons head on, and being proud of myself for being able to do that. I have learnt that no feelings are “bad” but all feelings, positive and negative need to be respected and given time and space to feel, rather than try to avoid, runaway or bury them. A big thank you to this amazing counsellor who made me feel comfortable and took the time to understand me and help get me into a better place again. A lot of love and appreciation for Dr Hardin and betterhelp!

Written by S.I. on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very professional and empathetic. Reaches out to me regularly even when I cannot respond in a timely manner. I am grateful for her guidance this whole time.

Written by M.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Good at listening and validating feelings. Takes time to know my direction for counselling.

Written by R.A. on Jul 13, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dr. Hardin is an amazing counsellor and has given me all of the support and help I could ask for. I cannot recommend her strongly enough.

Written by E.V. on Jul 07, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Dr. Hardin has given me many practical tools and exercises to understand the issues I’m facing. Being encouraged to think critically about my own thoughts and the situations I’ve been in and articulate them through worksheets and regular journal entries has been so valuable.

Written by J.A. on Jul 03, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

I have never done a session like this before but I can tell that will be able to help me. I have either a councillor that doesn’t understand what I am trying to tell them or uses technics that is really confusing. I haven’t felt that with Dr. Hardin.

Written by S.H. on Jun 26, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Knowledgable, manages to be very professional and friendly at the same time. Takes a results-driven approach. Goal oriented, and great at communicating ideas that may but tough to hear, but necessary to heal. Listens to your ideas, and applies strategies that align with goals that you have set.

All in all, I'm grateful to have been matched with her. 5 out of 5.

Written by M.I. on Jun 26, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 1 week on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

If you are taking the important steps to better understand or heal yourself through counselling, I wholeheartedly recommend you choose to work with Dr. Hardin. One of the best decisions I've made for myself this year was to try her strength-based, solution-focused approach and I can personally attest that Dr. Hardin's years of experience, therapeutic insight and own fortitude immediately puts you at ease and helps you find your voice in every session. Her consistently warm and non-judgmental demeanor is a testament to the selfless kindness that makes an incredible counselor and brings out the strength and will in her clients necessary for positive personal growth. I am grateful to call myself her client and to work with her again in the future.

Written by E.V. on Jun 25, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr Hardin is very skilled and personable. I feel confident she is very experienced and professional. And she helps me to look at my issues in a safe and nonjudgmental way. She has a very inspirational way about her that gives me optimism that I will get through my difficulties and come out the other side so much the better. ..although this is pitched at a realistic and honest pace. So glad she was allocated to me.