I am licensed in Virginia with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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 & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: Adoption and Foster Care, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Military and Veterans Issues, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
VA LCSW 0904013266
Melissa helped me navigate difficult family and life situations as I was getting ready for a wedding and job change within the same few months. She helped me think things out and find working solutions.
Written on Nov 21, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and coping with life changes
Melissa is a great listener and gives positive and helpful advice. I was going through a difficult situation and Melissa did help me feel better and work to improve myself. I am so grateful to have worked with Melissa!
Written on Jul 23, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
Melissa is very professional and checks in with me frequently. She is reassuring and understanding.
Written on Jul 23, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks