I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Oklahoma with 16 years of professional work experience, working in Community Mental Health, Tribal Behavioral Health, and private practice. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, depression, & executive and professional coaching. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My strengths are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Counseling. I also teach yoga and enjoy incorporating it in my practice. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Adoption and Foster Care, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OK LPC LPC04795
I came to Melissa during a difficult time in my life and she has surpassed every expectation I had of how this would go. She is intelligent and very quick to pick up on patterns and errors in thinking. Her broad worldview and experience working with people who are at rock bottom, homeless, psychotic, etc., gives her an appreciable perspective and ability to see the person underneath the mental illness. Her supportive and wise words over these last several months have been invaluable. Anyone would be lucky to have her.
Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Melissa is extremely helpful.
Written on Oct 25, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Great listener. Pays attention to detail. She writes back very quickly which I love. Def recommend.
Written on Oct 25, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
She is a great therapist. I enjoyed working with her. Very nice. Will go to her again.
Written on Sep 28, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
Melissa listens to my main concerns and offers professional, mindful advice.
Written on Sep 27, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and coaching
Melissa has been a good therapist for me. She’s straight forward and is firm enough to fit my needs. I wish I’d had her sooner as the others didn’t seem as tuned in to my problems. She seems to get addiction and relationship problems as well as my problems pretty quickly.
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue