My name is Melissa Hochbaum Strauss and I am looking forward to working with you. I have over 7 years of experience working with individuals, families and couples as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I believe that every client can teach me something and my approach is warm and engaging. I hope that you feel you have control over our time as well. Every individual has strengths and it is important to use this in the therapeutic process.
My approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Emotionally Focused and Internal Family Systems Therapy. I tailor each therapeutic style to the individual's needs. My experience includes; Depression, Anxiety, Relational Issues, Family Dynamic Issues, Trauma, Sexual Identity Work, School and Career Work, Infertility and Parenting.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Control Issues , Dissociation , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Life Purpose , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Sexuality , Traumatic Brain Injury , Women's Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #PC008592 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
Other #NJDCATEMP-004116 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
My therapist is patient and understanding and goes at my own pace.
Excellent job at what she does :)
I'm extremely happy that Melissa is my counselor and I wouldn't want anyone else!! Highly competent, understanding professional, present and a very nice and sympathetic person!
Amazing! She helps my anxiety 100000% I Highly Recommend!!!
Melissa has been a constant safe harbor during this trying year. She was my third therapist on BetterHelp and I am so lucky it worked out. Asks great questions but also knows when to focus.
I every much enjoy Melissa! She’s great at listening and helping through tough times. I really feel heard and understood. She’s been great at listening to me and showing me how to be nicer to myself. She’s opened my eyes, even in this short time, to different ways of looking at things.
I have absolutely loved working with Melissa! She asks great questions, guides the conversation deftly and subtlety, with great compassion! I count myself very lucky to have been able to work with her through Betterhelp!
Thanks for hanging on.
Melissa is an outstanding counselor. She really listens and always seems to ask the right question. This has been a very positive experience.
Melissa is very supportive and focuses on her clients' needs. She is encouraging and helps me think about my perspective on my issues.
Where to begin? Melissa Strauss is an amazing therapist. She listens without judgment, offers practical insight, and helps you explore creative avenues to navigate through whatever you are going through all while giving you encouragement and support along the way. Ive been utilizing this service with Melissa for almost a year after experiencing a broken engagement, and I have nothing but praise for her. I highly recommend counseling with her.
Melissa is very helpful and kind! She is also very flexible and understanding. I appreciate that every day she reaches out to me, but that she also respects that sometimes I can’t always answer. I also appreciate that she really pays attention to what I write and that she reads my journal entries which makes me feel heard and listened to. Thank you Melissa!
Melissa is great at responding to me and always seems to offer a different perspective on things which makes me see things in a different light. I enjoy talking with her and feel that she truly wants to help and cares about my issues.
Melissa is incredibly perceptive and kind. She is a great therapist in the traditional sense (in place of “in office” sessions), and in her availability and willingness to engage in text chats in between sessions. She’s made a big impact on my life.
Very easy to open up to, consistently checks in, she's amazing!
She’s been really cognitive of my needs. She answers very quickly. And I have enjoyed my phone therapy sessions they have been very helpful.