Melissa Sonthonax

LMHC

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.


Specialties

  • 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: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

FL LMHC MH15970


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melissa Sonthonax. 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 Z.A. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Melissa has been really great so far. She does an exceptional job listening and taking in the things I say before responding and providing guidance, insight, etc. Melissa is also incredibly kind and supportive.

Written by K.A. on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Melissa is exactly the therapist I need at this point in my life. She is extremely relatable, kind, empathetic, and helpful. She lets me lead when I have things to share and can ask questions to get me to process through things. She leaves me with things to consider or think through between sessions and checks in with messages. I am very grateful for her assistance as I work through some major life changes.

Written by R.A. on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Melissa is very kind, offers suggestions in a gentle manner and is a great listener. She is a great fit for me and my challenges.

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.

Work with me!