Melissa Mendez

(LMFT)
Therapist Melissa Mendez Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Indiana. I received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Purdue University and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Christian Theological Seminary. I have had the opportunity to work in and gain knowledge from a diverse collection of settings that include elementary, middle and high school, hospital chaplaincy department, private practice and private agency working with families in the child welfare system. Each of these settings have provided me with hands on experience working with individuals and families in crisis, as well as those who are faced with navigating some of life’s challenges such as divorce, loss, and addiction.

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I love a systems approach, understanding that we do not exist in a vacuum, but rather are part of larger systems. I take a non-judgmental, warm approach to therapy and I believe in tailoring my therapy towards my clients individual needs. Together we will establish goals and design a path towards a healthier way of being. I draw from a multitude of therapeutic techniques that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solutions Focused Therapy.

The first step towards seeking help is often the most difficult. I am excited that you are here and look forward to taking this journey along side you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Coping with life changes

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #35001945A (Expires: 2022-04-01)


Reviews

Written by C.A. on Sep 02, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Melissa is kind and insightful, and creates a space where I always feel safe and supported. Every session we've had has been invaluable and has helped me better understand myself and meet my personal goals. I am so happy that I was matched with her.

Written by S.A. on Mar 10, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’ve worked with Melissa for over a year now and I wouldn’t be where I am today without her. Highly recommend her as a therapist!

Written by J.A. on Mar 01, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Melissa’s intelligence and non-judgmental are really helping me navigate a very difficult situation. Her insights are right on!

Written by B.I. on Feb 24, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Melissa is very sweet and makes opening up to her easy. I feel like she creates a safe space for me to express myself and then offers advice. She’s very responsive to messages I send and answers back in a timely manner. I am glad I was matched with her for this experience.

Written by L.A. on Jan 20, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Melissa is professional, kind, asks the questions I need to have better insight.

Written by J.E. on Dec 31, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Melissa has a very soothing and kind voice. This is something I look for in a wonderful therapist! I’m so happy to be meeting with her. She is very non-judgemental and helpful.

Written by K.A. on Nov 06, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Melissa is just so down to earth and comfortable to talk to. I feel as though she listens to my concerns or craziness in my life and helps me work through them without being condescending or rude. Even when I put myself through the same hurt over and over. She helps me work through that and I’m really just starting to feel like I’ve got the control back on my emotional health and mental health and she supports me 100%!

Written by B.R. on Nov 05, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I absolutely love Melissa. She is so helpful and understanding but challenges me where I need it. I could not be happier with her.

Written by T.R. on Oct 09, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Very nice and understanding, thank you!

Written by E.M. on Oct 05, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She made me feel as if there was no judgment or pressure. Ky biggest concern was that I'd end up being told to leave my relationship, versus ways to work on it. She never once said to leave, and instead gave me helpful advice on managing my current relationship in healthy ways.

Written by J.O. on Oct 01, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Realistic and experienced therapist with a thoughtful and attentive approach.

Written by V.A. on Sep 04, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Melissa Mendez has been so helpful throughout my mental health journey. I’ve been to therapy on and off for years, and this time I actually see changes in myself, even if the process is very gradual. Melissa has been helping me find myself & getting me on my way to who I want to be. I can’t say enough positive things about her. It’s obvious how much she cares & only wants you to succeed.

Written by B.E. on Aug 27, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She's understanding and insightful

Written by K.E. on Jun 18, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Melissa—Thank you for being a good listener and helping me thru the path of obstacles...truly a life saver.

Written by A.R. on Jun 12, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She helped me so much and I am so grateful that I got to know her.

Written by T.I. on May 17, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

She is awesome and explains it in a way where I can understand.

Written by M.A. on Apr 28, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Great at identifying ways to help.

Written by N.I. on Mar 27, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Melissa is the first therapist I've spent the time and money to get to know. She is very kind, as a cheerful voice and an energy that helps to make me comfortable talking with her. I highly recommend. Thank you, Melissa, for all your help.

Written by M.I. on Mar 26, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Melissa has been absolutely awesome.

Written by A.N. on Mar 13, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Thanks for all of your solid help

Written by A.N. on Jan 23, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very helpful and understanding. Great listener.

Written by D.A. on Jan 07, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Melissa has helped me tremendously already. I feel more confident in her and myself every time we talk.