I am a licensed therapist in Iowa with 3 years of therapy experience, and over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I have experience in helping clients of all ages, and have worked with clients with a variety of concerns. I specialize in helping clients with anxiety disorders, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, depression, self-esteem, and stress. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Dissociation, Hoarding, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IA LISW 090798
Great listener! She's good with tools to help people sort through daily life and understanding triggers. Help with CBT and other forms of therapy! Highly recommend her.
Written on Oct 19, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Worked hard to get us connected and above and beyond to ensure services
Written on Jul 29, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
She has helped me navigate my emotions by asking me the right questions.
Written on Jul 21, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She’s a kind and caring person who doesn’t make me feel less than. Truly listens.
Written on Jul 10, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
Melissa has been amazing from day 1 and I can't express how appreciative I am to have her as my therapist.
Written on Jul 08, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem