I am a licensed counselor in Missouri with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, anger management, motivation, self esteem, confidence, and depression. 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 and empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
MO LPC 2017019228
Very understanding but also approaches concerns with concrete practices to help.
Written on Jun 28, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
Melissa was attentive, supportive, asked clear questions, and gave strong advice.
Written on Mar 25, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and ad