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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TN LPC 6019


Reviews

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.

Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

She is extremely helpful in helping me sort thru my feelings.

Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Melissa is great! She listens super well, but is also very vocal and forward with solutions.

Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 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

I think Melissa is great! I trust her.

Written on Oct 10, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, coaching, and adhd

Melissa is incredibly warm, friendly and supportive. I love the questions she asks that help me move forward! She's very down to earth and has a great sense of humor, and I've really appreciated the ability to show up as myself without judgment. I also really appreciate being able to text with her between meetings when I'm dealing with something difficult. There were a few weeks where I really needed almost daily help and that's what sold me on this platform in general. While it's much more expensive than my co-pay, the ability to have a therapist text with me in real time when I'm having a significant issue is incredibly valuable. Waiting for a once a week visit just doesn't cut it in a time of high emotional need. I'm very grateful to Melissa for helping me through the past few months!

Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Melissa has been a great help to me. She has such a positive and constructive manner and is really easy to talk to. She has helped me uncover insights but also consider practical solutions that can ease emotional woes. Hope to work with her again!

Written on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

So far she has been everything I need. She listens, pushes but recognizes my responses and adjusts to help me grow. I have been through many counselors over the years, but she and this process have been the most hopeful so far.

Written on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and adhd

Melissa has truly been a gift to me. She’s understanding, helpful, easy to talk to! You are very lucky to have her on staff!

Written on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Melissa is a fantastic counselor. I worked with her on a variety of issues including family problems and sexual trauma. She is a very good listener and believes in shaping her counseling style based on your personality by establishing a good personal report first. And then applying concrete goal settings and tracking those goals for my issues. Highly recommended especially for first time Better help customers who are older (I am 50) that have never had therapy before.

Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Melissa is absolutely amazing and very realistic in her approach to my wellness. Highly recommend her!!

Written on Jul 15, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Melissa Harris is probably the best experience I’ve had in therapy in a long time. Very understanding and flexible about my needs.

Written on Jun 12, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I thank God for her. She gets me and understands me and I’m grateful for her!

Work with me!