About Me

Hello, I am Melissa Upton.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi. I am also a National Certified Counselor with NBCC. I received my Master's and Specialist's Degree from Mississippi State University in School Counseling. I have 13 years of experience in school counseling and 24 years of experience in the public school system in Mississippi. I have worked with adolescents for 24 years. I am looking to broaden my horizon and begin a new phase in my life with more one-on-one counseling. I have observed in the past 24 years, the need for counselors in everyone’s life.
I have worked with students in anger management, depression, coping skills, anxiety, relationship issues and ADHD, as well as academic and career planning in the school setting. I am looking forward to working with different age groups to provide counseling services in these areas and possibly more.
My therapy style is client-centered and cognitive behavioral. I use the RIASEC model, John Holland's career inventory model when providing academic/career counseling. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I believe counseling should provide a place to be yourself and work through conflicts that come with everyday life.
We all need to practice “self-help” more than we do. Talking to a counselor is one approach towards helping yourself live a happy and balanced life.
If you are ready to begin the “self-help” process and begin to have a more fulfilling and balanced life, I am here to support you and help to begin that journey.
I look forward to working with you!


  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #1196 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melissa Upton. 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 K.R. on Aug 06, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Having Melissa as a therapist has restored my faith in mental “help” for mental health. She makes me feel like I make a difference and that I’m a valuable human being. I feel I’ve made progress and that I’m not just at a stand still like with previous therapy experiences. I owe all my thanks to Melissa.

Written by S.A. on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Melissa is one of the best therapist I have. She is very relatable and gives me amazing reminders and encouragement as I have conflicting times in my life.

Written by E.L. on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

She is very kind and understanding!!! A great listener.

Work with me!