I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been a practicing clinician for 4 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, familial issues, and ADHD. I have also provided services to individuals who have experienced physical, sexual and emotional trauma.
I take a personal approach to my counseling. I believe in taking a personal approach and building a strong relationship with clients in order to assist them through the storm. I utilize a cognitive behavioral, humanistic and strengths based counseling approach. Each therapeutic approach is personalized to the clients needs.
It takes strength to get help when needed. The first step is always the most difficult. If you are ready to to take that leap, I am here to help and empower you.
I look forward to working with you.
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Compassion fatigue
Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , ADHD Read more...
LCSW #6951-C (Expires: 2022-03-31)
Melissa is a great counselor who makes it easy to share. Its great that she encourages me to message her between our sessions and thoughtfully responds. We're still working through goals and strategies, but I'm excited for what's to come(:
She's helping me connect with the healthiest version of myself.
Melissa is very timely in her responses. I am still new to this program, but I know that I fully trust her and she is here to listen and help me through whatever I am dealing with. She is a true professional
My experience with Melissa has been nothing short of wonderful. totally present and professional. She helped me navigate through the hardest emotional pain in my life.
She is intuitive and supportive in a job judgement way!
Melissa has been absolutely amazing. She has always been very attentive and has successfully addresses all of my concerns and made any goals very clear. I can’t recommend her enough!
Melissa is not my first counselor, but she is one of the better ones that I have ever had. She's very attentive, and even when I can't pay for my counseling, she lets me set up so I can come back and work with her again, when I can pay for it. She's been incredibly helpful.
Melissa is a sensitive and grounded counselor. Her listening ear and kind guidance really works for me. I value our sessions and benefit from her presence.
I love Melissa. She is amazing and I don't know what I was doing without her.
She is awesome!
She is clear and direct and I feel like she really listens and understands the things I need help with
Sometimes she just remembers what we were talking about last session, and checks in with me to see if I’m okay. It’s above and beyond... I mean, I’m having a hard time thinking of anyone else I knows who’s done that. She always answers right away, and even with the disconnect of talking on the phone, it always feels like she’s listening.
Thank you :)
Although I haven’t been talking with Melissa very long, she’s helped target some really serious issues I need to handle almost immediately. It’s great having someone to talk to and having the option of video chatting (which I haven’t done but hope to do so in the near future). I’m very happy with BetterHelp so far!
Melissa is wonderful and so understanding. She never makes me feel judged and helps me learn more about my struggles every session.
I feel so lucky to have gotten matched with Melissa. I've been with many other therapists in the past and I've never had one that makes me feel as understood as Melissa. Melissa is super understanding and nonjudgmental. She gives me things to work on and I feel like it really makes a difference!
Melissa has been super awesome! She has been beyond helpful & very understanding! I don't feel any judgement coming from her at all & that's what makes me like her even more!! Thank you Melissa for always being there for me!
Melissa is absolutely amazing, I would suggest her to anyone that needed a counselor!! I was going through a very rough time in my life and she really helped me through it, along with checked in on me multiple times to make sure I was doing okay.
Melissa is so wonderful to chat with. I'm so glad to have been paired with her. She's helped me, while I was at a crossroads, to keep in mind what is most important to me; Guiding me back to my own self.
She is a great counselor and in the short time that I have been doing therapy with her I feel myself getting better
I’ve been through a lot and it’s nice to connect with someone. I feel very comfortable with Melissa. Her feedback is exactly what I need to hear. Very positive, motivates, listens and then helps. It’s very helpful talking to someone that listens and understands where I’m coming from. She’s amazing. I’m Very grateful. I can’t wait to continue working with her. I feel change.
I am lucky to have been matched with Melissa and can’t say enough good things.
In a short time, Melissa has helped a lot.