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Melissa Loudon, LSCSW, LCSW

Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coaching Compassion fatigue
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About me

How’s your stress level? If you’re anything like the millions of other people adjusting to significant changes over the last few years, it’s likely your stress has crept up over this time. With change and uncertainty as one of our only constants as of late, it makes sense that life might feel heavier now than it once did.

I’m a Clinical Social Worker licensed in both Missouri (LCSW) and Kansas (LSCSW). I am active in the greater Kansas City area with over 18 years of experience in the field of human services. The people I have had the privilege of serving come from all walks of life and have encountered a myriad of personal and professional challenges. Over the course of my career, I have served adjudicated youth, children and families within the child welfare system, adults with identified substance use issues, and individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Most recently, I have worked with adults to develop employment goals as well as strategies to achieve them.

I have recently transitioned to providing therapy on a full-time basis and I work exclusively using telehealth/virtual sessions. I am eager to support adults experiencing job satisfaction concerns, self-esteem or confidence issues, depression, anxiety, unpacking past trauma, communication and relationship issues, family dynamics, grief and loss, and individuals in the LGBTQ+ population. My approach is warm and supportive as I believe in the dignity and worth of every person. I most often utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing techniques, and acceptance and commitment therapy, but am happy to tailor your treatment plan to your unique needs. Verbally processing the challenging things in life can make them significantly more manageable. Seeking therapy is such a vulnerable and brave thing to do and I'm inspired by that courage!

Years ago as a young adult, I was drawn to the social work field out of a desire to help others. To me, nothing was more interesting in college than learning about people. One of my greatest joys is watching clients grow and evolve out of struggle. We all experience obstacles in life, and it is my honor to help you find new approaches to the many and varied problems that pop up. My commitment to you as a helping professional is to keep you and your values front and center and to leave judgment at the door. I believe therapy is a partnership and I’m so eager to partner with you!

So, are you ready for this? I’m excited to meet you and I consider it a privilege to walk alongside you on your journey. I hope you’ll reach out so we can get something scheduled today!

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coaching Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Adoption and Foster Care, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information


MO LCSW 2016028922


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

I love her!!! She has seen me at my worst and now at my best!!! She’s not just a therapist she’s a friend with amazing advice and has help me through so much the last year and a half <3

Written on Apr 14, 2024 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Melissa is the best and most helpful therapist I have ever had

Written on Feb 01, 2024 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and adhd

She listens and that means everything. She is meeting me where I am and finding really good ways to engage with me.

Written on Mar 29, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

Melissa is amazing! She has a very calming energy to her. She validates so well! She does so well at meeting you where you are at and does so well to avoid being condescending in any way! I still have a ways to go in my mental health recovery but I know Melissa is helping me so much already!

Written on Mar 23, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Melissa is so kind and easy to talk to. She also relates to me in a way that makes me feel comfortable opening up. Her advice is always exactly what I need to hear.

Written on Jan 27, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I’ve been meeting with Melissa for about a year now and she has been nothing short of amazing. I started therapy to help with the constant anxiety I had around getting sick. With time she has taught me tools to help manage my anxiety and set routines to help feel in control of situations that are hard to control. Thanks to her I am capable to deal with the things that have been thrown my way.

Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem