Dr. Melissa Madeson

(PhD, LPC, ERYT-200)

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #78183 (Expires: 2022-10-31)


Reviews

Written by L.I. on Mar 11, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

She is the best! :)

Written by K.A. on Jan 31, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders

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 by M.I. on Jan 21, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

I've had a couple therapists in person and always felt like I wasn't making progress. Dr. Madeson makes it a point to work on something every week and I can already see the positive changes in my mood and behavior.

Written by C.H. on Jan 08, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

It's so good to be heard.

Written by Y.A. on Oct 27, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Madeson is the best human being that I have ever met and she understand me in such a way that I feel that I’m talking to a relative or a friend. I strongly recommend her, she is the reason I had stayed with this app

Written by J.E. on Oct 13, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I love her. She is helping me so much

Written by J.E. on Jun 22, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Compassionate and dosen't make you feel worse for the problems you have. She meets you where you are.

Written by A.L. on Jun 11, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Madeson has been a great help so far - I feel like she really hears what I'm saying even if I'm not great at explaining it and her recommendations have been great in helping me to relieve anxiety.

Written by C.A. on May 25, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is very nice to talk to and very approachable.

Written by A.N. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Very professional, kind and caring.

Written by M.A. on May 17, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coaching

Dr. Madeson has been so beyond amazing and helps me become better each and every day. I am truly blessed to get to work with her as a counselor!

Written by H.E. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, career difficulties, and adhd

Dr. Madeson is an empathetic listener and a creative problem solver. She took the time to learn about me as a whole and uses that information to help. She remembers ongoing issues and brings things full circle by incorporating past issues we have resolved to provide context on current ones.

Written by J.A. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Madeson is very kind, patient, and understanding. She responds in a timely manner and is very direct. She listens to your concerns and addresses them by giving you effective methods to mitigate your struggles. Madeson has helped me gain control over my thoughts and emotions that have been preventing me from enjoying my life. I would highly recommend!

Written by K.A. on Apr 28, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Madeson has always been beyond helpful in dealing with my depression and anxiety. She is an exceptional listener and helps me in ways more than she knows. She responds very quickly whenever I feel low and is just a message away. She is so genuine and compassionate towards my feelings! Thank you! ❤️

Written by A.L. on Apr 28, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Dr. Madeson is patient, insightful and extremely helpful. I would (and have) recommend her to anyone seeking balance or a listening ear.

Written by S.H. on Apr 17, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, and career difficulties

Dr. Madeson is extremely helpful. She is very kind and caring. Also, she gives excellent activities that are very helpful. She even checks on you through the week!

Written by J.E. on Apr 01, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She’s so nice and awesome.

Written by K.A. on Mar 12, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Dr. Madeson gave me the insight and reassurance I needed. I enjoyed working with her!

Written by A.M. on Feb 04, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Madeson is wonderful. She was able to listen to the information I laid out for her and draw some very helpful conclusions as well as offer up coping techniques for me. She is very positive and listens carefully to details that I give! Highly recommend!

Written by D.A. on Feb 03, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Dr. Madeson was very kind and patient. She listened to my concerns and helped me to feel confident in myself and my choices going forward.