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Melissa Westfall, LCSW

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About me

I am an LCSW with over 5 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance use, career challenges, mood disorders, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My therapy style is warm and interactive but direct. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and motivational interviewing. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

5yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Body Image, Codependency, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

License information

DE LCSW Q1-0011975


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melissa Westfall. 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.

Melissa has been a life changer since starting therapy with her several months ago. She was so helpful in providing me with the tools to help make my life easier and more enjoyable to live. She is such a good, compassionate listener and really tries to get to the root of the problems you are having. The tools and exercises that she walked me through will continue to help me long after my therapy ends and for that I am most grateful! I truly don’t know where I’d be without her guidance and support over the last several months!

Written on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Melissa is a wonderful listener. Thoughtful, intelligent and really cares for you.

Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Melissa works very hard to be sure her patients needs are met. She often leaves patients with a feeling of support and strength going forward. Her manner is objective and understanding.

Written on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks

Melissa is great! She listens to your concerns and talks through your issues in a kind, respectful manner. She's able to find the root of the problem when you're at your wit's end.

Written on Dec 26, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, anger management, and bipolar disorder