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Melissa Strauss, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

Hi there!
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.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: 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, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Sexuality, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: 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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

PA LPC PC008592

NJ LPC 37PC00767200


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melissa Strauss. 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 is really nice, engaging, and encouraging. She is a joy to work with, even when the therapy process brings up hard topics and difficult conversations

Written on Apr 20, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 8 months on issues concerning parenting issues

I had joined BetterHelp and was three different therapists deep. I was about to cancel and find a new on when I tried one last time and got Melissa. Immediately I felt a strong sense of support and listening. She was very different than the last three. What I like most about my experience is that she listens and offers different views to the problem. She acknowledges my feeling and gives me a different side to think about. I've always been questioning and second guessing things and she has helped me affirm my thought process. I would highly recommend Melissa and thank her for her work.

Written on Jul 01, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s literally the best. I can always count on her

Written on Jan 29, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Been working with Melissa for approximately 18 months. Throughout the 18 months life has been knocking me out as it's been / is full of difficult and challenging events and i'm extremely happy for having her in my "corner". Her endless support, guidance, different perspectives and tools on how to deal with different situations. Very flexible with sessions and always makes herself available when needed. Good listener, calm, easy to open up and talk to and very kind.
Thank you Melissa! I'm grateful for having been given the opportunity to work get counseling through betterhelp (huge thanks to Bigger than the trail too) and extremely thankful for having Melissa as counselor as finding one where there is goid chemistry is very difficult!!!

Written on Oct 23, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Very patient and helpful!

Written on May 25, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

She is very patient and understanding. She knows when I need more direction and support.

Written on Mar 29, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd