Dr. Melissa McKinney

(Psy.D., LPC)
Therapist Dr. Melissa McKinney Photo

About Me

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about me. I am here to help with any problems, no matter how small. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and have a doctoral degree in Applied Clinical Psychology. I have over 8 years experience working with adolescents, adults and families with varying backgrounds and behavioral issues. I have experience working with adolescents with sever behavioral issues and those involved with the juvenile justice system as well as adults within an inpatient and intensive outpatient setting. The majority of my experience is working with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, anger-management, grief and loss as well as trauma.

Beginning a therapeutic relationship can be daunting, but I try to make the experience as comfortable as possible. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches that incorporate cognitive-behavioral and solution focused techniques. The most important aspect of treatment is to build a strong, trusting relationship in which you can feel comfortable working through whatever difficulties you may be facing, being an encouraging, non-judgmental source of support. This will include developing attainable therapeutic goals with my clients in order for them to develop the skills to overcome life's problems.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Military and Veterans Issues

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #73000 (Expires: 2023-10-31)

LPC #LPC012092 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Written by M.G. on Sep 20, 2019 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I really enjoy Dr. McKinney and her approach. She’s the best counselor I’ve had in person or online. She’s a wealth of knowledge and her energy is perfect for my needs.

Written by E.M. on Mar 24, 2019 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Dr. McKinney has been extremely insightful and helpful. I have only been counseling with her for a short time, but it has already been so helpful for my day to day life.

Written by K.A. on Nov 29, 2018 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders

Dr. McKinney is a wonderful counselor. She has helped me work through issues I have been dealing with for years. She listens to my concerns.

Written by T.E. on Nov 26, 2018 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I was able to have all the online chats with her that I have wanted. I have set up a couple of phone sessions and which she was able to help give me guidance in areas that I'm having problems with. We set up a step-by-step plan on helping me work through the issues that I am currently facing. She had been a great help so far.

Written by J.E. on Nov 07, 2018 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Dr. McKinney has helped me/is helping me through one of the worst times in my life. She is patient, caring and understanding. I’ve never done any type of counseling before, but I truly think if I hadn’t connected with her I wouldn’t comprehend that I’m worth living for.