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Melissa Herb (she/her), LCSW

Trauma and abuse Grief Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

My education, 20 years of experience, and license is in clinical social work. As your therapist, I help you to practice the skills related to hope, compassion, and solution focused thinking. If you're feeling lost, and desire help finding the map back to you, then music, art, poetry, and writing can ignite feeling, motivation, and drive. Once the fuel is identified we will use it to help power your ability to heal. Utilizing your resources is key to feeling hopeful. It is very cool to realize your own potential and that what you needed to move forward, you already have. May therapy allow for the revealing of your grit and ability to endure. As you become aware of this energy that is yours, you can begin to use it for yourself right now. What if you use your own power to continue forward and perhaps even discover a new path for healing?
All humans know loss. It feels amazing to find hope and to feel found. Your favorite music, art, pets, food, people make you feel alive and connected. Healing is finding that again. Healing is hoping, and having the courage to love and to forgive again. It starts with loving yourself. It can start with our first conversation. I want to help ignite your potential. Oh and of course love is never a mistake. How would it feel to start loving yourself more? Let's talk about reclaiming a future that you're excited about.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexuality

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

TN LCSW 7646


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melissa Herb (she/her). 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.

Melissa Herb is a wonderful therapist. She listens really well and helps me to find solutions in the moment to help with my situations and issues. I really appreciate her kind spirit and gentle nature. I feel it helps me to feel more grounded.

Written on Feb 04, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and compassion fatigue

Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to

Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

Overall great person....

Written on Nov 09, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 10 months on issues concerning coping with life changes

Melissa makes me feel very comfortable sharing my struggles. She’s extremely easy to talk to. She’s really an ideal therapist !

Written on Oct 14, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

The most patient and knowledgeable professional in her field.

Written on Apr 10, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Messaging/ video chatting with Melissa has already been a huge game changer for me. I can tell she’s a therapist who really cares about her clients. She’s given me so many tools to deal with my anxiety. She makes me feel like I’m not alone on my journey through the life changes I’m experiencing. She’s really helps be feel grounded and like I am in control of my life.

Written on Apr 02, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd