About me

As a mental health counselor, I have worked with various populations focusing on issues of anxiety, depression, and trauma. My passion stems from my own experience of watching others struggle with mental health issues. After a long career in the legal field, I made the transition to counseling to help others who may also be struggling. I am here to provide support to you as you work towards emotional and mental wellness by helping you build on your strengths and introducing new skills through a collaborative relationship.

If you are ready to explore a different way of being or are ready to make changes in your life, please contact me so we can get started. I would love to work with you on your journey to emotional and mental wellness!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TX LPC 83619


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melissa Patak. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 19, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Melissa has helped me to think out of the box and look at things in a different perspective. She respects my thoughts and gives great advice. She is a great listener that cares about her patient. I get paid to play music and I love music. Even though she gets paid to help people, I know she loves to do it.

Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Melissa is kind, compassionate, caring and understanding. She immediately made me feel comfortable . She provided resources/worksheets regarding anxiety and coping mechanisms. I am happy that I made the decision to seek therapy through BetterHelp but even happier that I was matched with Melissa.

Written on Sep 05, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coa

She really listens and is supportive. She provides a safe space and is judgment free, something I need 100%. I appreciate her honesty and assistance with my issues.

Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Doing a wonderful job supporting me!

Written on Aug 26, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Melissa is the best I really feel heard.

Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

Melissa is wonderful - she’s kind, compassionate, listens and is really well rounded with advise and expertise.

Written on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Melissa has been understanding of my personal issues and kind to me as a person. She's good at listening when I need it and knows where I'm coming from when I discuss certain topics of my life. She is my first therapist and got me to be comfortable and more open minded about therapy. I recommend anyone who just needs an open minded therapist who listen and offers advice when they need it.

Written on Jul 29, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Melissa is very personable and understanding. Even when she didn't agree withmy interpretation of events, I felt heard.

Written on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Melissa Patak is an exceptional therapist. She listens very well and is encouraging!!! I am grateful for her.

Written on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

This is the first time I feel like someone is listening to me. That alone will bring tears to any man. Thank you Melissa

Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and adhd

Love talking with Melissa! She’s given me great articles on how to handle anxiety with different techniques which have helped. It’s nice to know she understands how I feel, she’s there to listen & offer her expertise. So glad I decided to join!

Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Melissa has been extremely helpful with my anxiety. She validated my feelings and gave me ways to get through it. There were things I felt silly telling her but she treated all of my thoughts with equal respect.

Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Melissa has been a phenomenal counselor. She has walked with me through some tough things and has reframed things in ways that gives me confidence to have a growth.

Written on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Melissa is kind and compassionate. She listens really well, I’m glad I had someone like her to help me in my journey.

Written on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Listens, compassionate, considers before she shares opinion or ideas or quesrions

Written on Apr 10, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Melissa has helped me navigate some challenges as I open a new phase of my life.

Written on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

So far I’m enjoying my discussions with Melissa.

Written on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

She helped me when I needed the help most. I am truly grateful.

Written on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Melissa is a very thoughtful, funny, and attentive therapist. She gave me realistic tools I could implement to deal with the stress and anxiety I’ve been dealing with because of school and other issues.

Written on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Melissa is super sweet! She listens and understands what I am going through.

Written on Dec 10, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

She is going a great job!

Work with me!