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Melissa Madriaga, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Eating disorders Depression
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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 and over five 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, nature walks, reading, listening to music, spending time with my daughters, daily meditation, and enjoying nature.

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

Professional experience

5yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Antisocial Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues

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

License information

WI LPC 7586-125


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.

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

Out of any therapist I've had, Melissa treats me like I am an individual and feels like she wants to see the improvement and checks up every other day and I would highly recommend her!

Written on Feb 05, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

Melissa is caring and compassionate and helps to keep focus on the concerns. I appreciate her guidance and help. She is always friendly and follows up. I enjoy working with Melissa.

Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Melissa is great at listening to your concerns and checking in multiple times a week to see how you’re doing.

Written on Dec 23, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue