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 and over six years of therapy experience. 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, adjustment disorders, and suicide prevention. I practice cognitive behavioral therapy with the focus on holistic care.
I'm a single mother to three daughters. I have three cats and a chocolate lab. In my free time I enjoy domestic traveling, hiking, biking, listening to music, spending time with my daughters, enjoying nature, and exploring all that Wisconsin has to offer!
I am here to offer you hope. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy
WI LPC 7586-125
I’m terrible at writing reviews. Melissa has been wonderful and helping me explore my feelings and my current state of mind. So I highly recommend her.
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning lgbt
Melissa is a very good therapists and listens and her suggestions are good.
Her follow emails are greatly appreciated.
Written on Jul 02, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Melissa has been nothing but understanding and helpful these past couple of months. I feel like i have been improving mentally and she has been supportive of me.
Written on Jun 16, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coaching
Melissa is very professional, and keeps the conversation focused. I appreciate her expertise and experience, and her listening ear.
Written on May 23, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Melissa is great. She responds timely, she checks in, makes sure i'm okay. She makes an effort, which is super nice.
Written on Feb 12, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and anger management
Been working with Melissa for a few weeks now and she’s really helped me get through a very rough patch in my life. Always responsive and provides me with exercises that help me if things get a little tough. She seems very open minded and attentive to my specific situation.
Written on Feb 12, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues