Have you been struggling lately? Do you feel anxious or depressed? Let me help you. Life can throw us curve balls and we don't always know how to get back on track. Oftentimes, we just need a helping hand. A non-judgmental 3rd party to help.
I love helping others. That is the reason I became a licensed therapist in the state of Alabama. I have over 13 years of experience. I am passionate about helping and empowering others in their time of need. I am also a military spouse of over 25 years and I know first hand, that life can and will be unpredictable. If you need help overcoming feelings of anxiety or depression, need a coach, or just someone to vent too, I am here.
My approach is solution-focused. I use CBT and mindfulness. I provide counseling from a client focused perspective where sessions are client driven. Therapy doesn't have to be formal or scary. I strive to provide a laid-back atmosphere.
I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Additional areas of focus: Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Expats, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
AL LICSW 4162C
I feel like she really cares about what is happening to me and is connected to helping me resolve my issues.
Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes