I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arkansas with 16 years of counseling experience. I work with individuals and couples facing issues with depression, anxiety, communication, infidelity, parenting issues, addictions and OCD. My approach to counseling is from a cognitive-behavioral framework to help empower the client towards change. The loss and hardships that I have faced in my own life have helped me to be empathic with my clients. If you are ready to make changes in your life and relationships I am here to help you take that step.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing
AR LPC P1804045
FL LMHC MH9556
Melissa is an amazing listener. She always helps me have a better understanding of my feelings, thoughts and actions. Now, when i notice certain behaviors, thoughts or actions I reflect on them and think about what Melissa has taught me through our therapy. It has helped me get through my days so much better now. She is AWESOME!
Written on Dec 16, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
We love Melissa!! She does a wonderful job! Highly recommend her ❤️
Written on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
Melissa has so far been very kind and listens and offers ideas and opinions that help me reach my own conclusions. My feelings never feel invalidated and I never feel judged. She's very patient.
Written on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem