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Melissa Harris, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Grief ADHD
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About me

Hi my name is Melissa and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who believes that to have a successful outcome in therapy, the client and therapist must first build a strong rapport. I pride myself in offering sincere compassionate counseling services that are client centered. I am trained and will use one of several therapeutic modalities, depending on the issue at hand. These modalities may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Therapy. An Integrated approach may be utilized as well.
I am often told that I am caring, sensitive, energetic and a good listener. I have wanted to be a therapist for as long as I can remember and I am so happy to have the privilege of getting to know you and be part of your life journey.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

7yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

TN LPC 6019


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melissa Harris. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Very caring and understanding. By far my best experience with any therapist

Written on May 16, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,

This woman is extraordinary and has been here through the hardest moment of my life. I’ve always felt seen and heard and understood, and encouraged by her to be my best self. Just FYI, I am four months into the separation of an 18 year relationship. Melissa has helped me understand and diagnose my ADHD and for the first time in 42 years I feel like I am getting to the core of what many of my life‘s issues have been centered around. Wow I couldn’t be more grateful for this person.

Written on May 08, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Melissa is kind and wise. I appreciate her perspective and support. She is open-minded and has a great sense of humor. I wish there were more therapists like Melissa.

Written on Apr 10, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

An absolute angel, she helped pull me out of a dark place and set myself in the right direction. Thank you Melissa

Written on Mar 11, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Melissa has been an amazing therapist for me. She has giving me skills and advice to help me during this time. I would recommend her to anyone !!

Written on Mar 06, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

I love working with Melissa! She offers me solutions and gives me things I can exercise between our sessions.

Written on Feb 14, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd