Dr. Melissa Marote

(LPCC)

About Me

I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a doctorate providing services for wellness and health promotion, improving relationships, decreasing depression and anxiety, and teaming up to remove or lessen roadblocks that stop you from becoming your highest self. My goal is to build connection, helping one feel validated and understood. I mainly uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as a form of treatment because I believe thoughts guide actions, and if one can challenge their thoughts, one can challenge their whole world view.

My calling to this kind of work spurred from personal experiences of severe depression that led me to change the way I looked at life through positive self-talk and other coping skills. I enjoy connecting with others in an intimate way and feeling that both parties have changed in a positive way from the experience. Counseling is a two-way street. My hope is my clients will work as hard as I do.

In addition to working as an LPCC, I am an active Unitarian as well as a full-time mom. I enjoy cardio kickboxing, rollerblading, and playing trumpet. I have 54 days’ worth of music on my iTunes library and love making mixed tapes for friends and family! My favorite quote is by Viktor Frankl: “When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.”



Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Family
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career

Years of Experience: 10

Licensing

LPCC #LPCC922 (Expires: 2019-07-31)

LPCC #E0002989 (Expires: 2019-05-31)


Reviews

Written by C.I. on Oct 16, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, and anger

Dr. Marote is a great counselor. She always understands and always sends paperwork that can help in a big way. Just in 3 weeks, I have a better understanding of my concerns and working towards them.

Written by P.A. on Sep 19, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks relationship, family, and anger

I have enjoyed my time thus far with Dr. Marote. I look forward to more time with working through the issues I have identified.

Written by N.A. on Aug 28, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks relationship, and intimacy-related

Dr. Marote is very easy to talk to and is very receptive.

Written by L.A. on Aug 23, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks

She's easy to talk to, has great resources to share, she's nice, has great advice and has really helped me a lot in only a few sessions. She also always checks up on me which makes me feel good.

Written by N.A. on Aug 20, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 4 months stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, and career

Great engagement! What I like best about her is that she generously checks on me even when I am not responsive!

Written by B.A. on Aug 20, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 4 months

Good listener and detail-oriented. I enjoy talking to her. Feel I am in good hands.

Written by J.I. on Aug 20, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 5 months

Melissa is understanding, insightful, patient, highly intelligent, empathic, organized are some of the unlimited positives of working with Dr Marote's that I have observed.

Written by A.L. on Aug 14, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 4 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Dr. Marote is awesome! She really helped me understand a couple things that I did not have a full grasp on. She was able to give me some insight to hopefully point me in the write direction!

Written by on Jul 27, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months

I finished my 1st session with Dr. Marote. She was amazing and helpful and
went out of her way to give me advice and strategies to manage my
depression. I found her easy to communicate with and genuinely empathetic
to my needs and concerns. Dr. Marote worked with my schedule and responded
quickly to all communication send. Also, Dr. Marote send me helpful tips
and advice through the communication system to help me work on my therapy
after the session ended. Dr. Marote is easy to talk to and be open and
honest with. She listens without judgement and I hope to stay active with
her for my counseling sessions. Fantastic! Thank you.

Written by H.A. on Jul 26, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and sleeping

Dr. Marote is so awesome!

Written by J.E. on Jul 26, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Dr. Marote is wonderful! She genuinely cares about her patients well being and will go above and beyond for you. She is an amazing listener and remembers intricate personal details. I've never had to repeat myself or, "refresh," her memory on issues we talked about. She is a great therapist and a compassionate and kind human being!

Written by J.A. on Jul 24, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks intimacy-related

So I was having trouble with my 'little man'. Not an easy subject for a healthy man to open up about at all. Enter Dr. Melissa Marote. Chatting to Melissa is like chatting to an old friend that you can trust with all your dirty laundry, darks, whites and colors. Engaged, kind and above all, honest in the fairest way. I highly recommend Melissa.

Written by J.E. on Jul 22, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

I felt heard, really heard and understood as I worked with Dr. Marote. She provided excellent advice, empathy, and timely responses to my needs. I feel I have grown significantly in just the short 5 weeks we've been talking. I can wholeheartedly endorse and recommend her.

Written by N.J. on Jul 21, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, and self esteem

Dr. Marote has a healing, calming aura and this is one of the things that stands out the most about her. It is one thing to be proficient in your area of expertise but it is quite something else to be able to deliver it while still being true to who you are as a person. Dr. Marote does this effortlessly.

Written by on Jul 19, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 3 months

Dr. Melissa Marote is one of the kindest, most helpful and loving counselors I've had. She genuinely cares and that helped me to open up and be honest with her to truly help me through some of the struggles I brought to her attention. Thank you so much for your work with me.

Written by C.H. on Jul 05, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks relationship, family, and intimacy-related

Melissa is a very intelligent and strong counselor. She listens well, and provides great feedback.

Written by N.I. on Jun 29, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months relationship, and intimacy-related

Dr. Marote has been truly amazing and I can't recommend her enough! She's been professional, responsive, and of immense help when it comes to me being able to manage issues I was dealing with. Her questions, advice, and communication style have made all the difference for me. I can honestly say seeking her help and going through the sessions with her has been one of the best decisions I made when it comes to taking the right steps to get a handle on issues I was struggling with. I highly recommend Dr. Marote.

Written by M.E. on Jun 28, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I am a new member and have only had two phone sessions with Dr. Marote. I can say she is extremely compassionate. She answers my messages promptly, she sends links to helpful Ted talks and books. I look forward to working with her.

Written by S.T. on Jun 25, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping

Thank you for your help!

Written by E.L. on Jun 25, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, and parenting

Great listener.

Written by D.A. on Jun 24, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and anger

So far Ms. Marote has really made me feel comfortable to open up to her without feeling embarrassed. She has given me tools that best support my current situation, which helps me focus on the now. She comes across very knowledgeable and understanding. She is awesome.

Written by B.R. on Jun 21, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Dr. Marote is my first experience with counseling and it has been a very positive experience so far. I'm excited to continue to build our relationship. She is very honest, understanding and relatable.

Written by B.R. on Jun 21, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months relationship, family, and grief

Happy with the service!

Written by A.S. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Dr. Marote has been very helpful during a difficult time for me. She's supportive and kind, and our time flies by because it feels as though I'm talking to a very knowledgable friend. She responds to my messages very quickly and often checks in on me throughout the week, which I really appreciate. She is a great counselor!

Written by C.O. on Jun 15, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

She's helped me take the first steps toward turning my life around. Im grateful for her help.
She's sincere. She's keeps the therapy moving forward. She responds promptly and with useful information. I like her.

Written by L.U. on Jun 13, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Dr. Marote is great!! She is extremely non judgmental and works to help you figure out your problems and provides tools and advice that best suit your needs. She follows up with you rather quickly and her live session appointment times are pretty accommodating!

Written by B.E. on Jun 06, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month relationship, and grief

Dr. Marote is incredibly responsive, empathetic, and helpful!

Written by C.L. on Jun 05, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Dr. Marote is such a gem! I feel like she genuinely cares about what I am feeling and offers an empathetic and listening ear. She is very good at helping me put things into perspective and aids me in managing my anxiety. Would definitely recommend!

Written by B.R. on Jun 03, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Dr. Marote provides amazing support along with excellent personalized advice in how to better take care of whatever you're currently experiencing.

Written by J.A. on Jun 02, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, family, sleeping, and self esteem

Dr. Marote is very attentive to the needs of her clients- always offering a space for support. I also love that she is very solution oriented in her advice- so everything is backed with exercises and numerous options for growth. I have loved working with her and would highly recommend her!

Written by K.A. on Jun 01, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and career

Instantly comfortable and helpful. I expected something much different, but she's really awesome -- even messaging me while on vacation.

Written by M.A. on May 30, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Dr. Marote has been my therapist for over a month and a half. She is amazing, kind, helpful and very honest and straightforward. She is easy to communicate with even with difficult topics. She offers different resources to help with our topics, like books, websites, lots of tools to use during our web chats and emails. She has helped so much and changed my life for the better.

Written by L.I. on May 22, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, eating, and career

Melissa is truly caring, compassionate, and easy to connect with right from the start. She is gifted and can provide help towards healing and peace.

Written by D.E. on May 22, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Dr. Marote helped me see the positive side of life even whilst going through dark times. She is very gentle and understanding and is very prompt in getting back to me when I message her.
I had a good experience with BetterHelp thanks to Dr. Marote.

Written by K.E. on May 17, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and anger

Dr. Marote has been great and very supportive during a particularly hard time in my life. I know she has many other clients, so it means a lot to me that I hear from her almost everyday. She has provided me with many resources (books, articles, websites) that relate to my issues. I was in search of a therapist who was more than just a "listener" and somebody that would give me things to do and thankfully was paired with her!

Written by M.A. on May 15, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, family, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Dr. Marote is so sweet and helped me through a stressful time when I was going through a job loss. She was accommodating with her schedule to schedule a live sessions or gave me written tips/suggestions/recommendations to help me with re-building my confidence to pull through the tough time. I found her to be very perceptive and highly recommend her to anyone else seeking counseling.

Written by B.U. on May 15, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and anger

Dr. Marote is perfect- I feel a very strong connection to her and I am grateful that I will be working with her to achieve better mental health.

Written by T.R. on May 06, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 1 week stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Dr. Marote has been so wonderful in her ability to help me gain insight into myself and has provided great resources. She's taught me the value of caring for myself. I highly recommend both her and BetterHelp to others.

Written by K.E. on May 03, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Good and friendly..

Written by K.A. on May 01, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, and self esteem

Dr. Marote has been very helpful. She has given me many ideas and coping mechanisms to deal with some difficult situations.

Written by C.A. on Apr 26, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Dr. Marote is professional and compassionate. She wants to see her clients succeed and reach their personal best.

Written by C.A. on Apr 25, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and anger

Very helpful, supportive and honest. Dr. Marote provided me with suggestions and resources to help cope with my concerns, especially with loving and respecting yourself again. Thank you for your help and getting me through one of my most recent difficult times. I am so thankful I found this site, very convenient to get the help I needed and quickly.

Written by R.I. on Apr 13, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks depression, relationship, and career

Really a wonderful counselor, one can look forward to. She listen to your problems wholeheartedly and gives better suggestions, support and care. I found a very good friend in her and will love to keep her in my close one's circle.

Written by J.U. on Mar 29, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and career

Very caring and attentive, and easily relates to you!

Written by S.E. on Mar 24, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks depression, addictions, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Dr. Marote is a very warm, loving, and supportive person. She is a great listener and someone I want to keep in my friends circle. Thank you for all your help Dr. Marote!