About Me

I am a licensed mental health counselor supervisor in Florida with over 20 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients struggling with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family/parenting problems, ADHD, domestic violence, and grief and loss. I also have experience working closely with individuals who have experienced trauma and abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. You will be treated with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach to counseling will be tailored to meet your unique needs. Together we will set specific personal goals to set you up to succeed and reach the life change that you can make happen.

All it takes is the motivation to change and the rest we will discover, explore and experience together on your journey to growth.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH6967 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melissa Rini. 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 by S.A. on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Melissa is very kind and thoughtful. I feel very relaxed and comfortable with speaking to her. I look forward to our sessions weekly

Written by L.A. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

She is amazing and has helped me through some of the toughest moments of my life. I see my progress and growth because of her guidance. I am eternally grateful to her.

Written by M.I. on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

She’s just awesome!

Written by S.A. on Apr 19, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

Ms. Rini has been great. I feel she understands me - even as I tell her stuff I don't fully understand myself. Her ability to reframe issues and provide support have been really valuable.

Written by I.R. on Mar 09, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Melissa has helped me through a lot of life’s up and downs in the past year. She has an amazing energy about her and has great perspective. She helps me see the glass full, even when I don’t feel like it!

Written by A.U. on Jan 02, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Melissa has been my counselor for six months. I write to her often, and we usually speak once per week. She is very responsive, and always in sync with my needs and development each step of the way. I know I have more thoroughly dealt with and progressed with clarifying and resolving my issues because of her insights.

Written by S.O. on Oct 01, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Melissa creates a space that feels safe to be yourself. She is easy to talk too, feels like she genuinely cares and knows how to help.

Written by D.E. on Jun 24, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She has been a wonderful guide and support. She listens patiently and is empathetic. She helps you to look within and answer all the questions you have, to better understand the situation and things that happened and are happening to you. I would surely recommend her.

Written by S.T. on Jun 18, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Very personable and to the point. It was more the speed of the meetings that created issues rather than anything on Melissa’s part. I will remember her advice for many years. Succinct and clear.

Written by I.L. on Jun 06, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

A very helpful and thoughtful therapist.

Written by C.A. on Jun 06, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is great at responding and is very positive.

Written by H.E. on May 12, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Melissa is a very special person. She listens, gives you her undivided attention and offers the most practical thoughts on how to improve the situation. Her advice is not prescriptive or theoretical, it’s real and easily applicable. She gives you a way to process the situation differently and you work through your thought processes together so that at the end I always feel re-aligned. I always feel better after our sessions. I’ve had a few counsellors before yet I have never met someone as insightful as Melissa. She has truly made a huge difference to my outlook. I feel very blessed to have met her.

Written by J.E. on Apr 21, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

There is zero judgement and allows me to lead the conversation! I look forward to my sessions and constantly think about the advice given to me.

Written by F.I. on Apr 21, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Melissa is fully present when I'm speaking and processing out loud, especially when I don't know what I'm trying to communicate. She questions me, pulls out the core belief or thinking pattern behind it and sends resources specifically targeted to work on that area. She's great!

Written by J.O. on Feb 24, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Melissa was very supportive during our first session. She respected my pace and gave me very practical suggestions. I'm looking forward to our next appointment.

Written by I.R. on Feb 09, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Melissa is very caring and takes the time to listen and give advice. Strongly would suggest her to anyone.

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