My name is Melissa Teasley, MS, LPC. I am a therapist licensed in Missouri with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance abuse and addiction, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, etc.
In addition to my education, I also have personal experiences that have increased my resilience and understanding of difficult situations in life. I believe in a warm, comfortable, and laid-back counseling environment.
I personally don't believe that I have to wear a dress or suit to make a good first impression. I am a regular person, like everyone else, who just happens to have educational and professional experience in the therapy career field. I would like my clients to feel safe and comfortable speaking with me. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindful, and person-centered therapies. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2019031601
i love her.
Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd