Melissa McLaurin

(MA, LPCC)

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over 9 years of experience. I specialize in work with people who have experienced trauma, anxiety and depression. I also have significant experience in working with people who might be struggling with parenting concerns, relationship issues or family concerns.

My counseling style is to approach each person with wonder, respect and acceptance. I provide a nonjudgmental and culturally aware perspective. Although I am not a person of color, I have unique life and work experiences that allow me to have knowledge and understanding of communities of color. I utilize reflection and a person-centered approach as the basis of my practice and may use techniques from cognitive behavioral, strengths-based and humanistic modalities. I want my help to be what you need and will work with you to individualize your treatment to fit your unique needs.

I know it is not easy to ask for help and it takes courage to advocate for yourself. You have already taken the first step and I am here to help with the next one.

I truly feel it is a privilege to be allowed on the journey with you and I look forward to working together!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Grief , Anger management , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPCC #01384 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by D.E. on Dec 18, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

A friend recommended me to Better Help, and at first I was skeptical. Although after meeting Melissa I was so relieved. I can easily talk to her about all my issues and concerns - with no fear of judgement. She is extremely kind and gives me a fresh perspective that allows me to productively move forward through my issues. I was dealing with a situation that had no positivity or resolution for months - and as soon as I started seeing Melissa her ideas/ways to approach the situation has helped me properly tackle the issues at hand, as well as better my mental health. Melissa is a lovely person and I am very grateful to have met her.

Written by O.L. on Dec 14, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Melissa is amazing! I know she has many clients, but she is wonderful at remembering all of the ins and outs of what we’ve talked about. She doesn’t make it “feel” like a therapy session, but more so like an unbiased opinion that is trustworthy like a friend to talk you through your emotions/situation.

Written by N.I. on Dec 04, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and adhd

Melissa is wonderful. She has a very calming and understanding approach that she uses to make patients feel reassured and at ease. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who feels like they need to be heard and understood.

Written by S.A. on Aug 02, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and coping with life changes

Melissa is very understanding, supportive, non-judgmental, and compassionate. I feel very comfortable coming to her with my problems and know she will listen and make me look at things a different way. I really appreciate her.

Written by D.E. on Jul 16, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Melissa has been a very good listener,very kind and supportive and she has provided me a safe space to talk about things that bother me.

Written by A.N. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Melissa is kind, thoughtful, and very supportive. I wanted help with a couple of things and she made it easy to get right to the point. She is very responsive and I enjoyed working with her. She's also knowledgeable and I immediately felt that I was in good hands.

Written by E.L. on May 13, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Melissa is thoughtful, balanced and easy to talk to. She frames things in a different way and presents another way to look at a problem. I feel that she cares, which is the most important thing. She lets me go at my pace and gets back to me quickly. I always feel better after talking to her. I would strongly recommend her to anyone wanting support with their mental health.

Written by A.L. on Apr 08, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

Melissa is caring and has helped me to better understand my own problems!