Melissa Strauss

(LPC)

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced 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 , Attachment Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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

Other #NJDCATEMP-004116 (Expires: 2020-09-22)

Other #CV19-174 (Expires: 2020-09-20)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Jul 26, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 5 months

Thanks for hanging on.

Written by J.E. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

I really love better help. It is much cheaper than my previous therapist and much easier access. Highly recommend

Written by B.R. on May 24, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders

Melissa is an outstanding counselor. She really listens and always seems to ask the right question. This has been a very positive experience.

Written by R.O. on May 10, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Melissa is very supportive and focuses on her clients' needs. She is encouraging and helps me think about my perspective on my issues.

Written by K.A. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

First of all, Melissa is a kind, sweetheart and caring person. Intelligent, professional and always two steps ahead. Extremely good at spotting the defects. She has been turning my negatives to positives. She focuses on the person and not the diagnoses! Teaching and providing me with tools to handle my triggers, work on my self esteem and more. All in all the best counseling I've ever had. Thank you Melissa!

Written by M.E. on Apr 08, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.U. on Feb 02, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

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!

Written by C.O. on Aug 31, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Thank you for everything so far!

Written by R.A. on Jul 16, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

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.

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.