Melissa Phillips

(Ph.D.)

About Me

You may be struggling with past trauma that continues to be intrusive in your life. You may be living with anxiety and depression that those around you don't see. Or dealing with issues and conflicts in your relationship that you can't seem to get past. When you're not sure what to do to move forward, therapy can help you bridge the gap. When I work with you, I will help empower you to make the changes needed to decrease your distress and improve your life.

I use an integrated therapeutic approach that includes cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and psychodynamic techniques to empower individuals and couples to achieve their goals and improve their lives. I bring over 20 years of experience in mental health to my work with each client. I attained a bachelor's degree in Psychology, a masters in Rehabilitation Counseling, and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. I've worked in multiple clinical settings including hospitals, community mental health centers, schools, substance abuse programs and forensic settings. I continue to be passionate about working with people to bring about change in their life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Grief , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Mood Disorders , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #05118 (Expires: 2022-03-31)


Reviews

Written by D.E. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I really like Melissa's approach to counselling, she asks some through provoking questions that makes me think of ways I can work out the situation I'm in. I also like that she presents some new ways of looking at situation - so it doesn't feel as overwhelming. I find that I can be open and honest, and she offers things for me to think about without any judgement.

Written by M.I. on Mar 02, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Melissa has this amazing knack to find the deeper meaning behind each message & guide you with so much gentleness. She has this balance where she empathizes with your, validates your struggle, but also challenges your inner frame work. She is wonderful.

Written by J.O. on Feb 05, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Excellent