I am licensed in South Dakota with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Therapy
SD LPC LPC20662
I used to dread therapy appointments in the past, but since I’ve started using BetterHelp and seeing Melissa as my therapist, I actually look forward to my appointments. She’s very calming and supportive of different techniques. I enjoy working with her and look forward to working with her more as my journey has just begun.
Written on Dec 22, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and adhd