My background is rooted in physical fitness, competitive athletics and the field of Sport & Performance Psychology. I earned a PhD in Sport & Exercise Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and worked with competitive teams and athletes in the Mental Training Facility there. After dabbling in yoga and becoming a certified yoga instructor (ERYT-200) the mind body connection became more and more foundational to my teaching and my life. My interest in positive psychology and performance trickled into a passion for mental health (specializing in stress, anxiety, depression and trauma/PTSD). I returned to school while teaching at a private Christian University full time to get a second Masters degree in Counseling and Human Development to become an LPC. As I currently work with clients on an individual basis, hold workshops and seminars and use yoga, breathwork and mindfulness to improve lives and relationships I know I have found my true calling. Working in private practice the last three years I have helped couples, families, individuals and groups dealing with a wide range of issues from binge eating, abuse, trauma to navigating basic life transitions. I use a combinations of CBT, mind-body techniques/mindfulness and talk therapy with a person-centered approach. I believe in a holistic approach to mental health that includes physical, spiritual and emotional support.
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OR LPC C6674
TX LPC 78183
Dr. Madeson helped me through the most difficult period of my life. We did weekly sessions for two years, and I honestly don't know if I would have made it through that period without her. I've grown so much in the past two years that I honestly feel like a different person now, and I will be eternally grateful for her support and advice.
Written on Oct 27, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
I love Dr. Melissa
Written on Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Dr. Melissa Madeson is very personal and professional. She really listens :)
Written on Jan 01, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties
Dr Madeson supports me and is given me many ways to cope with stress and anxiety
Written on Nov 28, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
She is amazing.
Compassionate, focused, professional and kind, she has helped me change my life.
Written on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Dr. Madeson is always on time for our appointments. If I do not see an available appointment on her schedule she will find time for me. I feel comfortable sending her updates between appointments. Dr. Madeson always responds.
Written on Jan 31, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders