Melissa Sonthonax

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About Me

My name is Melissa Sonthonax and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida. I graduated with a Masters in Psychology in 2014 and began working with clients whom suffer from mental health and addiction soon after.

I have six years of experience in the mental health field. I also have experience working with individuals who specifically struggle with general anxiety, social anxiety, depression, low self esteem, friendship issues, life transitions and other everyday issues.

My approach towards therapy is to work with each individual to develop a sense of strength to work through their individual issues and see that they can develop a sense of happiness. I also work with individuals to create healthy goals in order to best help each person adapt to daily life. My passion is to help clients work on outer behaviors that help build confidence within themselves.

I understand that each person has their own unique situations, therefore each person will be provided with individual plans of action to help you get back to the place that you desire to be. Each individual can expect to be provided with a comfortable environment where they can share their thoughts/views about their circumstances and be guided, with the help of myself, to work through their circumstances.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Depression , Coaching , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #15970 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Written by C.E. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

I am so grateful I got to work with Melissa. She truly helped me feel confident and capable in every aspect of my life and to take on whatever comes my way. It has been amazing to have someone who understands my issues and who helps me express my feelings and process them while being so kind and compassionate. I cannot praise her enough, highly recommend.

Written by J.E. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Melissa is a wonderful counselor. She has helped me with a variety of issues, including stress, anxiety, workplace issues, and grief. She is extremely competent and compassionate. I highly recommend her.

Written by K.A. on Jan 27, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She's very understanding and has helped tremendously.

Written by C.A. on Aug 27, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I have needed counseling for years now and was afraid to start again because of a past experience but Melissa has helped me through every hurdle and continues to help me deal with everything that I have been bottling up. I cannot stress enough how having someone to help guide and counsel you really makes a difference in your life.