Dr. Melissa Oleshansky

(PhD, RYT)

About Me

It takes a really strong person to seek out therapy. My name is Dr. Melissa Oleshansky. You can call me "Dr. O." I am a Fully Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist, Life Coach, and Certified and Registered Hatha Yoga Instructor in the state of Michigan. I have been practicing psychology and health promotion for over 20 years. I have earned a PhD in clinical health psychology and two Masters Degrees, one in clinical psychology and the other in educational psychology. I take a direct, pragmatic, and compassionate approach to therapy. I am a cognitive behavioral therapist and use a mindfulness based stress management approach to minimizing depression, coping with anxiety, managing disordered eating, chronic pain, addiction issues, relationship problems, and resolving self doubt. I am here for you! Together we will work on boosting self confidence and strengthening self esteem so you can manage life's most difficult challenges and live the life you desire and deserve. I work holistically with every patient so we will develop effective strategies for you to have optimal health - both mentally and physically!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LP #6301012612 (Expires: 2020-08-31)


Reviews

Written by A.B. on Oct 28, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

Dr. O has helped me tremendously. I will always be grateful for her in helping guide me through a dark time into greater happiness and fulfillment.

Written by K.I. on Oct 26, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, and eating disorders

Dr. O is the best. She helped me work through a lot of issues including grief and problems with my health and diet. I was really confused and depressed when I first starting talking with her and now I feel so much better. She helped me to feel more in control of my life and my feelings. She is a very empathic and skilled therapist with a lot of experience. I am so glad that I found Better Help and I was able to work Dr. O., thank you!

Written by C.A. on Oct 19, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Oleshansky is a great counselor. I am glad that I signed up for BetterHelp and that I was paired with her. She is kind, supportive, understanding, and knowledgeable. I really feel that this has been my best experience with a counselor so far and my previous counselors weren’t bad!

Written by M.A. on Oct 09, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. O has been extremely helpful in the therapy process thus far. She has allowed me to open up in ways that I never have, and finally feel comfortable expressing what is on my mind. She is extremely supportive, empathetic, and truly does an amazing job interpreting what may be going on in my head and helping me to understand it better. I am extremely appreciative and thankful for all that she does. I truly believe she has the ability to help many individuals that seek therapy through BetterHelp, and connect with them on a deep, intellectual level.

Written by A.L. on Sep 27, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Dr O is amazing! She really listens to what I am saying and has thoughtful and helpful responses! She is great at what she does.

Written by K.E. on Sep 19, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning bipolar disorder, and coaching

Very warm, insightful, and understanding.

Written by L.E. on Sep 18, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. O has been a help and has offered her valued opinions to guide me. I respect her years of wisdom and time she takes to communicate valuable advice.

Written by J.O. on Sep 07, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I thank God for Dr. Olehansky and for Better Help. Together, they have helped me to pull myself out of the most confusing and trying time of my life. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you.

Written by C.A. on Aug 22, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I enjoy talking with her. She is very knowledgeable. She is there for me when I need her.

Written by K.A. on Aug 19, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I love Dr. Oleshansky. She’s very attentive and supportive I know she’s going to be there for me and she actually listens to me. She’s insightful and helps me view myself in a positive way.

Written by W.I. on Aug 14, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Dr. O is amazing.

Written by C.H. on Jul 23, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Dr. O has been extremely helpful to me so far. I’ve been going through a really tough time lately, more so than usual and she’s given me steps to start working on reducing my stress and trying to get to some sort of normalcy. She’s kind, sensitive to my needs and very supportive.

Written by A.M. on Jul 17, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks

Melissa is super awesome at responding to my needs and is well qualified to handle the intense trauma that I have been through in my life. She offers great suggestions on healthy ways to navigate my life.

Written by J.I. on Jul 03, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coaching

Dr. O has helped me begin to verbalize what I am going through. I have never been one to talk about what is going on inside my head, she’s really helped.

Written by S.H. on Jun 20, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks

I was hesitant at first about therapy but Dr. O has been supportive and I enjoy talking to her. I feel like I'm so worried about the past or the future and she's helping me focus on the present.

Written by J.E. on Jun 12, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I’ve really enjoyed talking with Dr. O! I’ve tried other online counselors but she seems to be a good fit for me.

Written by E.R. on May 07, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I was very reluctant to seek out help at first. Although BetterHelp is pretty much anonymous, it’s still hard for me to open up easily. In a short amount of time, Dr. O has made me feel very comfortable and supported. I already feel a positive change in my lifestyle.

Written by E.R. on Jan 31, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and parenting issues

Dr. Oleshansky is absolutely amazing. I feel like she listens, supports and guides fantastically without being pushy. She’s very positive and asks me to explore thoughts and feelings in a constructive way.