Licensed as a counselor since 2003, I truly love what I do and am grateful to have the opportunity to connect with people in such a unique way through counseling. With a background in a variety of settings, I have experience with assisting people with many life issues, specializing in working with people in the areas of anxiety, depression, improving relationships, and grief and loss. I tend to follow a solutions-focused approach, incorporating existential and mindful practices to help people develop a skill set focused on resilience and adaptability.
Each individual has their own personality and perspective, so I take your personal traits into account when tailoring my approach to meet your needs. I believe it is important for counseling to offer a sense of emotional safety and acceptance, and I want you to trust that you are supported through your growth process. We will work together to find strategies that are effective for you while also exploring persistent themes in order to prevent continued patterns you are ready to discard. Thank you for taking the first step by bravely reaching out and caring enough for yourself to start this process. I look forward to going on this healing journey with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
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LPC #4173 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
Love it, recommended it to my friend and now she’s getting help too!
Such an understanding, supportive, and brilliant human.
Counseling has been the best thing I’ve ever decided to do, and Melissa has made the whole experience great. I feel confident in what she tells me and how she presents is too me. I feel like I’ve grown and highly recommend her to anyone willing to listen!
Melissa is the best of the best. The growth I've had with her help is priceless. She is kind, understanding and very honest in the best ways. I can't say enough!
I started working with Melissa to try to work through some severe postpartum anxiety I was having, not only has she helped me get to a much better place from that aspect, but she has also helped with so many other areas I have struggled with for many years (decision making, boundaries, daily mindfulness, being kind to myself, healthy relationships, etc). She is very kind, knowledgeable, and relatable. Her input has helped me more than I can put into words. I highly recommend her!!
I am very happy and comfortable with my counselor. We have started to make headway with some of my more persistent issues.
Melissa is very responsive and supportive!
I'm very grateful for the short period of time I have worked with Melissa. I have never done therapy before and this has been a wonderful first experience. I hope to continue working with her for as long as I am able to.
Melissa has been great. She's incredibly helpful and understanding.
Melissa has been a wonderful counselor. She’s offered insightful thoughts, tools and resources that have helped me navigate through some difficult obstacles in my life. I highly recommend her!
She is amazing. She listens and understands everything that I tell her. She gives me different types of techniques to try and they seem to work. She doesn’t judge me and I really appreciate her so much. She’s helped me to free my thoughts and learn to live a healthy mental life. She’s very encouraging as well.
Melissa has been awesome. She has helped me with everything that I've come to her with she responds everyday and I never feel like she judges anything I tell her.
Melissa is absolutely amazing- feels like a friend I have had for ever but offers better options on dealing with life!