It takes a really strong person to seek out therapy. I am glad that you are here. My name is Dr. Melissa Oleshansky. You can call me "Dr. O." I am a Fully Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist and Registered Yoga Teacher. I have a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Health Psychology and Two Masters Degrees, one in Clinical Psychology and one in School and Community Psychology. For over two decades, I have worked with a diverse group of adults with transitional life stress, anxiety, and depression. On this supportive care platform, I take a personalized coaching approach to help build resilience and strength in times of stress and transition. With my clinical expertise in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, we will work together to help you gain insight and wisdom in mastering your body's stress response, find purpose and meaning in life, & learn science-based coping skills to manage life's most difficult times. I am here to offer coaching strategies to help you boost self-confidence, strengthen self-esteem, and resolve self-doubt, so you feel empowered to live the life you desire and deserve. I take a smart, direct, nonjudgmental, and compassionate approach to life coaching.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy
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Dr O is wonderful. She knows me, remembers our conversations and is great about giving me tools to work through my concerns. She explains concoin a way that makes sense to me. She is a treasure and I’m glad for the opportunity to work with her.
Written on Jul 06, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem
Finding a good therapist is kind of like dating. It sucks. But when you finally find the right one, life becomes SO much better. Keep looking for the one you jive with. Someone who supports you, encourages you and challenges you to do and be better! I'm so incredibly grateful that I was able to find Dr. Oleshansky, she is the therapist I have always been looking for and I appreciate our communication more than she will ever know!
Written on Mar 07, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Some people do therapy for a short period of time, but I prefer to always have a therapist as a way of maintaining my mental health. You would think that after a few years, I would tire of the same therapist. You would think they would run out of meaningful recommendations. That is not the case with Dr. O! Her insights and recommendations are thoughtful and evidence based. I have so much confidence in her expertise.
Written on Jan 27, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 3 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Dr Oh has been in my life for about three years now. On and off which is of my own doing. But she knows right where we left off. She is amazing and I consider her a life coach to me more than anything. I love our phone chats. Those are my favorite!
Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 3 years and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem
Dr. O has supported my personal growth and presences in many important relationships. Given my lengthy stream of conscious messages, Dr. O has a wonderful way of seeing the forest between the trees and asks thoughtful and reflective questions. I spoils recommend her skills and services to anyone seeking help.
Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I just started working with Dr. O and she is so great! I am so glad to have finally found a therapist that is bubbly and friendly and that can laugh with me, yet understands me and helps me get through hard things.
Highly recommend Dr. O!
Written on Nov 27, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders