Melissa Klemkosky

LICSW, LCSW

About Me

My name is Melissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida, Virginia and DC. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from University of South Florida. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals and problems, including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, difficulty with life transitions, stress management, and grief. I also have professional and personal experience with military and law enforcement cultures.

I use a variety of evidence-based approaches. My approach is individualized and based on the needs of each person. I treat everyone with respect, dignity, and am nonjudgmental. I believe we all have the answers on how we can live our best life and therapy is a way for us to tap into those answers. I take a collaborative approach with your treatment, as you are the expert on your life.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW 14813 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

LICSW #LC200001210 (Expires: 2023-07-31)

LCSW #0904013242 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melissa Klemkosky. 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.

Written by I.N. on Mar 26, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

The best.

Written by L.A. on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

Melissa is a wonderful therapist. She put me at ease and made the therapy process so seamless! Grateful to be working with her

Written by C.A. on Jan 30, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She is amazing!

Written by M.A. on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Great listener, thoughtful and practical advice and guidance, and looking forward to continuing my sessions which im finding very helpful

Written by E.M. on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Talking with Melissa takes such a huge weight off my chest every time we have a session. She makes me feel heard and understood. Therapy with her has been immensely helpful.

Written by B.R. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Melissa is an incredibly good listener. She is very patient and pays attention to you. This makes her effective at being able to help you change negative thoughts and behaviors. Melissa is great!

Written by H.I. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Melissa is great! She provides so many practical, attainable suggestions towards goal achievement, and she responds with poignant updated suggestions as progress happens. She's a wonderful listener, remembers details, and skillfully makes and illustrates the connections between past things said/done with the present. Would highly recommend!

Written by O.D. on Aug 18, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

She's so nice and a great listener. She gives lots of practical tips. I always feel better after talking with Melissa

Written by K.E. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Melissa has helped me identify what I need to work on and make tangible progress in achieving my goals. She creates a safe and supportive environment that has helped me through difficult and tumultuous times.

Written by H.E. on Jul 25, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Excellent listener, very compassionate and offers concrete advice while working with you on finding out what you need and how develop a plan and adjust as you go. I would highly recommend Melissa.

Written by T.O. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

She is great

Written by E.M. on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I've been working with Melissa for only a few weeks, but I have felt more heard, understood, and appreciated by her than I have by many therapists I've had in the past. I love how relatable and understanding she is, especially toward someone who has had negative relationships with therapists in the past. So grateful I found Melissa!

Written by H.E. on Feb 17, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Melissa has been a strong ally and voice during a particularly difficult year.

Written by C.A. on Jan 13, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

She has helped me talk though alot of things even though it has been 100% only texting messaging. That is what I asked for though. I would recommend a therapist to anyone because it is dangerous keeping everything in your head for some people. I just needed to talk it out to anyone that would listen to me tbh. Family and friends are hard to open up to about heavy situations for me and I assume for most people too.

Written by A.B. on Nov 18, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Melissa is awesome she listens and pays close attention to your needs, then gives you amazing advices. She is Very knowledgeable and caring.

Written by T.A. on Oct 27, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Melissa is absolutely amazing! I have been seeing her for a while now and she has helped me in so many ways!

Written by S.H. on Oct 26, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

She’s amazing. This has been the best thing for me!

Written by L.A. on Oct 11, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning self esteem, and adhd

Melissa is a great counselor. her methods encourage me to see things from a different perspective which helps to gain clarity about what I feel the problem is vs what is actually the problem. She is practical, witty and invites me to give actionable steps to 'unstick' myself from where I am emotionally.

Written by H.O. on Sep 17, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Instant connection. She didn’t sugar coat anything with our first meeting/introduction. She lets me just go on and get everything off my chest and I don’t feel judged.

Written by M.E. on Sep 17, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, and adhd

Melissa has been such an invaluable help during such a stressful time. I have made SO much progress in an amazing short time on handling my anxiety better, loving my relationships more, and just feeling so much more love for myself and others. Thank you Melissa for your AMAZING work and skills and listening ear! ❤

Written by N.I. on Sep 15, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

Melissa has been instrumental in me taking back control of my life, helping me recognize why I do the things I do (and what triggers them for me), and helps provide creative suggestions for solutions. She’s non-judgmental and I couldn’t recommend her more.

Written by N.A. on Sep 02, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Melissa is been such a supportive person during this stressful time in my life. She has been able to have me open up about things I never spoken in my life. She’s been amazing and I’m grateful for her support.

Written by C.O. on Aug 19, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

My experience with Melissa has been nothing but positive! All of our sessions have been productive and professional.

Written by T.H. on Aug 14, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Bright and insightful, Melissa brings a variety of tools and deep experience to our work together.
She is a skillful counselor. Through working with Melissa, I developed strategies to overcome harmful behavior and be better.
I’ll be forever grateful for my encounter with this skilled professional.

Written by A.P. on Jul 28, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Melissa is a great listener and she is great at working with you to meet your goals. She is very easy to talk to and understands what you are going through. I would recommend her to anyone looking for some help overall.

Written by L.I. on Jun 15, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Melissa has a great balance of focusing on practical solutions & making space to process your emotions as well. She is smart, realistic, and holds space for the shades of grey that exist in all of our lives. I love working with her!

Written by T.H. on Jun 01, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Melissa is a good counselor. She's caring and very professional at her job.

Written by A.S. on Apr 20, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Melissa Klemkosky is great, she really helps you find the why or where the problem is coming from and what can we do to solve it.

Written by A.I. on Apr 13, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Melissa is very respectful and will listen to your needs and relfect back well so it makes you feel heard and understood.

Written by T.A. on Apr 08, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Melissa is very patient and insightful. I feel very supported by her methods and find her recommendations are helpful to improve my habits. I’m excited when we meet because I know I’m working towards change and growth.

Written by J.U. on Feb 17, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks

Melissa is AMAZING. She is so sweet and understanding and has really helped me so far.

Work with me!