Melissa Strauss


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.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in 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

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #PC008592 (Expires: 2021-02-28)


Written by K.E. on May 22, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by A.B. on May 13, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very easy to open up to, consistently checks in, she's amazing!

Written by E.I. on Apr 06, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

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.