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Melissa Sluga, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Greetings,
My name is Melissa and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), licensed in Pennsylvania with over 20 years of experience working in mental health, and working as a therapist for the last 14 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety and other mood disorders, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, ADHD, grief & loss, and stress management.

My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and humanistic techniques. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

14yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Postpartum Depression, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

PA LPC PC010380

Reviews

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Melissa has a positive, calming presence. She balances listening, guiding, and just sitting with you in your silence when you need someone the most. I can be authentically myself during session. We always laugh together and she makes the difficult bits of a therapy session so much easier!

Written on Jan 31, 2024 after therapy with Melissa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and compassion fatigue

Listens very well and gives a very good breakdown of why certain feelings happen, what they may be tied to, exercises to combat those feelings or cope with them, etc. Asks great probing questions to encourage participative thinking and self reflection. She has made me cry in a good way and helped me so much so far. I feel very supported by her.

Written on Jan 26, 2024 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Melissa offers an extremely welcoming, comfortable and friendly atmosphere that makes her easy to talk and open up to. Therapy with Melissa feels like a conversation with a friend. She uses some humor throughout which helps me to always leave our sessions feeling a little lighter and less anxious.

Written on Jan 06, 2024 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

A kind insightful listener, and someone who can help me work through my problems, and help me see things from different perspectives that ultimately helps me achieve
My goals I have set with therapy

Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

I’ve only had one session so far, but I felt she had a good understanding of my issues/concerns. I look forward to speaking with her again.

Written on Aug 23, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I love Melissa! She’s an amazing therapist!

Written on May 06, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue