I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas with over 4 years of experience working as an psychotherapist. I have worked with clients from a broad range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, family dynamic distresses, poor communication styles, racial discrimination, and trauma. Furthermore, I have worked in the field of social work and mental health for over 4 years assisting individuals and families connected with local community agencies who aide with providing support during homelessness, domestic violence, suicide prevention, and substance usage.
My counseling style is very empathetic, mindful and client-centered, yet direct and straightforward. I believe in treating everyone with respect and dignity but most importantly I pride myself on demonstrating compassion for all and being sensitive to the needs of others.
It takes a great deal of courage to seek professional help and even more courage to implement change. However, if you are ready to take the next steps to begin living a more fulfilling and self-empowered lifestyle, I’d love to help guide you along the way.
I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
TX LCSW 67737
She has offered sincere empathy and support in some of the most difficult times of my life. I cannot thank her enough for holding space for me to decompress
Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I feel like she really understands me and I love her feedback and response
Written on Aug 28, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem