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 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.