Greetings! Congratulations on taking the first step toward mental wellness!
My name is Melissa, and I am a licensed professional counselor in Oklahoma. I have experience working with individual youth and adults, as well as couples, in the outpatient setting. Most of the work I do is helping clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, postpartum, transitions, grief, chronic illness and other challenges. I have worked with diverse individuals in regards to culture, profession and experiences. I have unique experience working with tornado and weather related trauma, in addition to military families and first-responders. It is important to me to recognize client strengths and instill hope from the get-go! I like to use my refined communication skills to develop a trusting relationship in which clients feel free to openly express themselves. I enjoy validating feelings of my clients and helping them understand their dreams and treatment goals for optimal mental health.
I use evidence-based treatment methods such as cognitive behavior therapy, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and narrative counseling with a client-centered approach. I guide clients to learn new tools for coping and keep them accountable to apply them for relief in their daily lives. I encourage, challenge and guide my clients to reach treatment their goals. When appropriate, I utilize referrals in order to achieve a holistic approach and overall mind and body connection.
Please note, that I often have a busy schedule; it may be difficult to fit a new patient in that has very limited availability. Additionally, I do my own positive self-care and rarely respond at odd hours of the night. I ask that clients respect my boundaries and be patient while I balance my personal and professional life as I would encourage you to do. I am honored to be working with you, and look forward to being your provider!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
LPC #5890 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
Melissa is very kind and helpful! She knows what she’s doing, and as a person who doesn’t trust new people very well, she immediately got right on my level and streamlined the process. She’s great and will absolutely do all she can to get you the help you need.
Melissa does not mess around, she tries to find out what will help you the quickest and continue to live and cope with whatever you are dealing with
She has been great!