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 use 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 A.S. on Jan 17, 2018 after counseling with Melissa for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Dr. Marote is positive, encouraging, and easy to talk to. She doesn’t judge and makes you feel comfortable sharing things.

Written by V.I. on Jan 13, 2018 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

She is phenomenal! Very thoughtful and intelligent. So helpful.

Written by M.E. on Jan 09, 2018 after counseling with Melissa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, family, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and career

Dr. Marote was so supportive in my personal relationship struggles & really worked through the issues with me! I have made some great changes because of her! Very responsive and active with my Therapy sessions. Made me feel at ease & comfortable to talk with her about anything.

Written by M.E. on Jan 05, 2018 after counseling with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Dr Marote and I have developed a good relationship. She is beginning to know me well, I depend on her weekly phone calls. She shares herself generously, is a warm kind person who is an excellent and intuitive therapist.

Written by L.A. on Dec 29, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

Melissa wonderful, caring and attentive and highly knowledgeable about the cycle of domestic violence. I’ve appreciated her help and guidance.

Written by G.R. on Dec 21, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, and anger

I really enjoy working with Dr. Marote. She is kind and helpful. And she is very flexible with me which I appreciate. She is providing tools and helpful information to assist me in managing my anxiety. I appreciate all of her time and care!

Written by M.I. on Dec 17, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks

Dr. Marote was extremely punctual in replying to my emails. She offered some excellent perspectives and useful tools. I would definitely recommend Dr. Marote. Her support was hugely appreciated.

Written by S.A. on Dec 13, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning family, sleeping, and parenting

She's absolutely great and would recommend working with her to anyone.

Written by M.O. on Dec 12, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and parenting

Dr. Marote was extremely helpful during this tough situation. She helped me make a life changing decision and one that will be beneficial for my life.

Written by T.A. on Dec 08, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 4 months

Dr. Marote is always amazing and responsive! She is a great counselor :)

Written by N.I. on Dec 07, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Melissa is the first counselor that I have EVER had. I was really nervous to start counseling, and my insurance doesn't have good mental health benefits. I found betterhelp.com and was matched with Melissa. She has helped me so much over the last few months. I really appreciate her knowledge and advice. She is great at remembering details, and picking up where we leave off. She has helped me gain coping skills, build my confidence, and help me process through sexual abuse, coming out as bi/pan sexual, and coping with some trauma. She is a skilled counselor. I recommend her to anyone looking for someone to listen, and help you process through a hard time.

Written by W.E. on Dec 01, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 7 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Dr. Marote really does listen and have a lot of good suggestions for me to make to improve my behaviors that include depression, codependency, self-esteem, anger management and stress. She is constantly checking in with no pressure, and takes good notes to refer to during our phone sessions. She is very communicative about her scheduling, though she is a very popular therapist, so book as soon as you can! I had suffered from depression since middle school and experienced emotional abuse at the hands of my mother and ex-boyfriends. She has helped me find sources of my anger and desire to please. I highly recommend her to anyone who feel they have nobody else to talk to.

Written by B.R. on Nov 27, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, self esteem, and anger

I enjoyed having Dr. Marote as a counselor. She gave me every option available to use BetterHelp. She was very understanding and kind. She made me feel normal talking to her; I didn't feel like I was talking to a counselor or that I was ever being judged. She was able to relate to some of my situations which was also nice. I am okay for now and am going to try to do without the help but should I decide to come back I will be requesting Dr. Marote.

Written by J.I. on Nov 25, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and self esteem

Dr. Marote has been really great. I started with her 3 months ago and she has given me tips, advice, and tools that have really helped me move forward in a positive direction. I’m very pleased!

Written by C.A. on Nov 11, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Dr. Marote helped me through some issues. She helped me learn about myself, my thoughts, my patterns. I felt that for every measure of effort I put in, she gave that same measure back. Dr. Marote is wonderful and kind and anyone who has her as a counselor is lucky to be sure.

Written by A.D. on Nov 08, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Dr. Marote is an extremely kind and calming influence in my life. I've come to her while in deep depths or riding high, and she is always there, with a kind word and open heart, to hear what is on my mind. She often grants me the new perspective I need to handle my toughest situations.

Written by G.R. on Nov 08, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, and career

Dr. Marote is incredibly professional and capable. She helped me work through one of the most challenging times in my life, and gave me the tools to deal with challenges in the future. Additionally, throughout our sessions, my perspective evolved to one that, through the support of her coaching and the resources she recommended, is more more positive and self-serving. I highly recommend working with her!

Written by S.T. on Nov 02, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and parenting

Dr Marote is so good that even though it's out of my budget--I am signing on for another week! She helped me traverse a difficult family situation. I am experiencing a challenge in another area and I hope she will help me be graceful as I traverse that murky water as well. Thank you.

Written by J.E. on Oct 26, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

This is my first experience with counseling and so far, Dr. Marote has offered supportive and caring advice and helped me in ways I never knew were possible. She confirms and acknowledges my feelings and thoughts helps ground me when I question my decisions. She has offered a variety of techniques that have assisted me in taking care of myself mentally and physically. I am extremely grateful for her kind words and her thoughtful messages. The experience is really very much like talking to an old friend and that's exactly how she makes me feel.

Written by C.O. on Oct 24, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Great counselor. She has brought me a long way.

Written by C.I. on Oct 16, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 A.. on Jul 27, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks

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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 L.I. on Jul 19, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 1 week

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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 S.T. on Jun 25, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting

Great listener.

Written by D.A. on Jun 24, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning relationship, family, and grief

Happy with the service!

Written by L.U. on Jun 13, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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!