Hello and welcome! If you are researching Better Help, you are taking a positive first step in making a change to your life. It is extremely important that you find the right counselor to help guide you through life's challenges. The therapeutic relationship between you and your counselor is necessary for making progress towards your goals. I'm going to share some background information with you to help you decide whether my experience and style would be helpful for you.
I have a bachelors degree from Butler University and a Master of Social Work degree from Indiana University. I have been a social worker for almost 10 yrs which has provided me the opportunity to work with many people that come with a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and life experiences. Much of my work has been with individuals and families facing extreme challenges that come from serious illness and supporting ways in which our physical, emotional, and mental health are interconnected. I'm experienced in working with people who are living with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, trauma, substance use, and relationship/family dynamic issues. If you decide that we may be a good fit, you can expect to find a counselor who is empathic, respectful, and nonjudgmental. I will always be honest with you and will challenge you when needed. I am here to help guide you through life's stressors and assist you in meeting goals based on your values and what is most meaningful.
We can connect through any mode that you are most comfortable with be that video, phone, or online chat. My availability will be limited to evenings and weekends, however, I will check messages at least one time during the weekday.
I really appreciate you taking the time to learn about how we may work together and would consider it a privilege to walk with you on your unique journey!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Compassion fatigue
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Posttraumatic Stress , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #34006721A (Expires: 2022-04-01)
Melissa has been wonderful. She is caring, thoughtful, an excellent listener and very good at getting to the truth. My counselling sessions with her have been very productive and she has helped me immensely. I highly recommend her!
Melissa has been wonderful. She always excels in listening and being supportive. She helps me to understand my issues while giving me the reassurance I need in order to resolve them.
There's simply nothing to say other than that Melissa is the absolute best. She is an excellent listener who truly helps you work through your thoughts and emotions. Melissa is easily the best counselor I've worked with.
Melissa is so so kind, she listens and gently guides me into the right direction, taking her time to fully understand and come up with a solution with me.
Melissa is awesome! She is very sweet and encourages me with whatever I face. She challenges my thoughts when needed and validates my thoughts when needed as well. Melissa is awesome at giving you as many resources as possible to help you with whatever you are dealing with. She gives you the confidence you need in any situation big or small!