Dr. Melissa Oleshansky

(PhD, RYT)

About Me

It takes a really strong person to seek out therapy. My name is Melissa Oleshansky, PhD, RYT. 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. For over 22 years I have helped thousands of Adults Reduce Stress, Manage Anxiety, Cope with Depression, Promote Health and Wellness, and Navigate Their Way Through Life's Most Difficult and Challenging Times. I have a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Health Psychology and Two Masters Degrees, one in Clinical Psychology and one in Educational Psychology. I take a smart, direct, nonjudgmental, and compassionate approach to therapy. I am an expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Based Stress Management. I am here for you! Together we will work on boosting self-confidence, strengthening self-esteem, and resolving self-doubt so you can live the life you desire and deserve. We will work collaboratively with your mind, body, and breath to achieve optimum mental and physical health.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Commitment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 23

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LP #6301012612 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


Reviews

Written by S.U. on Aug 01, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. O has been very helpful over the past few months. Between dealing with the stress of COVID as a healthcare provider and then dealing with a new pregnancy, followed by a miscarriage and a new job she has been very caring and has offered great advice to help me through challenging times. When I started using betterhelp I didn't realize how much I would go though in the coming months. I'm glad I've had Dr. O to help me through!

Written by J.E. on Aug 01, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Excellent!

Written by R.O. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

Dr. O has been an integral and critical part of me turning my life around. Coming out of addiction with an addled brain was bad enough, but then the pandemic. It helped my sanity knowing I had an outlet and a lifeline any time I needed it.

Written by P.A. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coaching

Dr. O has been extremely helpful in channeling the concerns and issues that I have. From re-thinking my word usage to making hard decisions to separate myself from things hindering my progress and growth, Dr.O has been great!

Written by S.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Dr. O is very professional and a great listener! I felt comfortable with her immediately. She listens to what I have to say and comes back with a question and it always gets me going. I love her positive feedback! She has helped me realize a lot of things and has help me deal with a lot of things I couldn’t do on my own. I highly recommend Dr. O for anyone seeking help!

Written by L.I. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Dr O has been so helpful. She gives me tasks to do so that I can change my world. She respects me and helps me to find a new way of looking at things. I wish I had done this years ago.

Written by A.L. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I can’t say much other than having a place for me to speak entirely freely and not have to stress or worry about being judged or looked down upon is incredibly relieving and helps keep me partially sane.

Written by L.E. on Jun 10, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Dr. Oleshansky is a compassionate psychologist. If you're struggling with something or feel remorseful, she has a way of showing you a different perspective on the situation that can help relieve your pain or guilt. She provides worksheets to fill out and has you write in a gratitude journal so you can change your mindset for the better! Highly recommend.

Written by C.A. on Jun 06, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

As a nurse serving during the pandemic, my anxiety was at an all time high, complete with panic attacks and binge eating. After seeking counseling with Dr.O for a month, my anxiety level, positive thinking, and eating habits have immensely improved! Thank you, Dr.O for all of the support, attention to detail, and shoulder to cry on!

Written by V.A. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. O gives me some hope when I cannot see it myself. I am thankful to have a confidant like her, and I trust her expertise in guiding me to being healthy again.

Written by K.E. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 10 months on issues concerning bipolar disorder, and coaching

She is amazing!

Written by C.A. on Feb 21, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I really enjoy working with Dr. Oleshansky. She has helped me so much in my journey towards better mental health. I feel much more capable knowing that I have a great counselor that I can talk to any time. For a while, I tried to avoid changes or any new life challenges, but now I feel that I am in a better position to take those things on. Dr. Oleshansky is an important part of the support system that I need. I'm glad that I made the decision to switch to online counseling. Betterhelp did a good job of connecting me to a counselor that is a good fit for me.

Written by J.I. on Jan 01, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coaching

Dr O has really helped me sort through my issues. She offers thought provoking questions and really helps me get to the root of things.

Written by E.R. on Dec 20, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching

I've only started with Dr. O. So far, it has exceeded by expectations. She has been timely and thorough. I feel that this will be a very beneficial experience.

Written by D.A. on Dec 13, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Dr. Oleshansky is a terrific and very skilled therapist. She has helped me a great deal. I continue to profit from regular interactions with her.

Written by C.H. on Nov 20, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Very timely, concise and compassionate in her care. I am not one to ask for help but I started to drown emotionally and physically due to a lot of variables thrown at me all at once. Dr. O. really helped me take charge and gain traction in a healthy way and I continue to work with her to offer stability in my life. I like BetterHelp and Dr. O. as I have an easy and effective way to engage in positive mental health activities at my own schedule and I am held accountable to self care. The five day per week check in works for me as I have resolved myself to listen to suggestions and work diligently towards stability with her help! I highly recommend Dr. O.!

Written by M.O. on Nov 06, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Oleshansky has been a huge help in the short time I have been in contact with her. Thank you!

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 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 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 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.