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Melissa Middleton, LCSW

Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Coping with life changes Coaching
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About me

I am clinical social worker licensed in the State of New Mexico with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with clients looking to improve relationships at home, performance at work, and work/life balance. I enjoy working with clients who are looking to improve self-esteem and motivation to live their best lives.

My therapy style is to listen and learn from you on what is working and what you'd like to improve. I use EMDR to help you feel more comfortable and confident in situations where you struggle socially and/or at work; Motivational Interviewing to help spur you to do the things you've always wanted to do; and Mindfulness to help you become centered and to help you learn to stop those intrusive thoughts and to react to challenges more peacefully. I truly believe that every one of us can benefit from taking the time to work on ourselves for our own sake because we want to feel better, live happier, and be the best we can be for those we care most about.

Just like exercise, it starts with the first step. You've already taken two steps! You've thought about the things you'd like to change and started exploring your options of who might help. When you're ready, reach out. I'd love to hear your thoughts on what you'd like to improve in your life.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Coping with life changes Coaching

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Compassion fatigue, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

NM LCSW C-06388


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melissa Middleton. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Before using BetterHelp, I struggled with therapists who didn't seem to understand my concerns and offered help that wasn't suited to my needs. I was nervous about trying again, but incredibly thankful to be paired up with Melissa, who has been a fantastic resource for me in navigating my anxieties, understanding past traumas and forging a path forward. It's no understatement to say that BetterHelp has changed my life for the better. Thank you!

Written on Jun 23, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Melissa is super attentive and available for me when I need her. That is so important to me.

Written on May 11, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Melissa is an exceptional listener. She challenges me, provides me with the tools I need, and is available. She does amazing work but you have to work harder.

Written on Apr 13, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Best therapist ever

Written on Jul 30, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Melissa is very thoughtful and understanding. She’s helped me understand where my strengths and weaknesses are. We’ve worked on methods for setting boundaries and reflecting on my own needs not just the needs of others. I would definitely recommend Melissa to anyone seeking to improve themselves.

Written on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues