Melissa Madriaga

LPC

About Me

Hello and welcome! My name is Melissa Madriaga and I'm a therapist in Wisconsin. I live in a small town and enjoy the small town life. I have over four years of experience working with the incarcerated population. I also have a background working with the homeless population. I'm open minded and have worked with the LGBTQ community. I have a heart for working with undeserved and marginalized communities.

I received my master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in 2015. I received my bachelor's degree in Psychology from Marian University in 2010. I'm a licensed professional counselor. I served seven years in the United States Army Reserves.

I have experience in helping those who struggle with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-harm, cutting, life transitions, and suicide prevention. I practice cognitive behavioral therapy with the focus on holistic care.

I'm a single mother to three daughters. I have two cats and a chocolate lab. In my free time I enjoy domestic traveling, spending time with my daughters, daily meditation, and enjoying nature.

I am here to offer you hope. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Antisocial Personality , Body Image , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LPC #7586-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melissa Madriaga. 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 E.M. on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Melissa is easy to relate to, and she is supportive while still giving you things to think about or consider. She is also very responsive. Highly recommend!!

Written by D.A. on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with

Excellent therapist!

Written by A.M. on Jul 29, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning lgbt

Melissa is a great listener and fantastic therapist. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs help or simply to have someone great to talk to.

Written by A.L. on Jul 23, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Melissa is an amazing therapist. She actively listens to me, and she knows how to best help me work through my thoughts and feelings, which has helped me come s long way from where I began. She checks in with me regularly, which makes me feel very supported, and I feel very comfortable talking to her. I would strongly recommend her to anyone else seeking therapy.

Written by R.U. on Jul 20, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders, and self esteem

Amazing!

Written by B.I. on Jul 09, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and eating disorders

Melissa has been so wonderful. She listens and gives me great advice as well as meditation and breathing exercises. She checks in on me throughout the week too which I so much appreciate. She is honestly the best therapist I have ever had!
Thank you Melissa!

Written by M.A. on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders

Melissa is a wonderful therapist. Frist time ever talking to a therapist and she does everything she can to help me . I appreciate her alot.

Written by M.A. on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months

Melissa is always checking in on me makes me feel so important and cared for!!

Written by H.E. on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Helped with conversation. Great for first time therapy appt

Written by J.O. on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Melissa is kind and empathetic, is a great listener. She has really helped me on my journey to heal after a difficult breakup by letting me get all of my feelings and concerns out without judgement. She provides lots of suggestions of things to try, then helps to keep me accountable. I highly recommend her.

Written by J.A. on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Melissa is a kind and helpful person that truly cares. She is always checking in and spreading positivity.

Written by A.M. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders

Melissa is fantastic. She really listens and gives great advice. She checks in often and is very responsive to my messages. I’ve only had to sessions so far and have made progress. Excited to see where I go with her.

Written by C.L. on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and parenting issues

Melissa is helpful and kind.

Written by C.R. on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

She’s a wonderful therapist.

Written by S.H. on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Very responsive and kind

Written by A.M. on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Melissa has been one of the most responsive and proactive therapists I have worked with!

Work with me!