Melody Anderson

(CMHC)

About Me

Hello! My name is Melody Anderson, CMHC. As a therapist, my hope is to provide a safe space for you to explore the issues and concerns in your life that are inhibiting your growth, healing, and ability to move forward. I have an irreverent approach to life and am awkward and a bit silly in my attitude and goals. No one person is the same and I seek to help you rediscover you.
I have been fortunate and lucky to have worked with different people, races, culturals, sexualities, identities, spectrums, ages, and goals. Further, I’ve worked with substance use, domestic violence victims and perpetrators, people going through grief and loss, depression, anxiety, sexual identity crisis, and personality disorders. I specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy with an emphasis on Person-Centered Therapy (finding out what you value and finding ways to incorporate those beliefs into your everyday life.)
I am married and have five adult children and a tween (5 girls and a boy.) I have a basset hound: Ginger Longbottom Spice. My hobbies include camping, fishing, boating, reading, crafts and being a grandparent. The quote I live by is, “Those who can, should.”


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #8321188-6004 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by R.A. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Melody for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I like Mel is resourceful and knowledgeable and regularly checking in to see how I am doing.

Written by K.'. on Jun 07, 2021 after counseling with Melody for 8 months

Melody makes time for me and listens to my needs. She is able to help me identify and communicate what I need to improve my relationships and be more confident in who I am. I highly recommend her as a therapist.

Written by A.N. on May 25, 2021 after counseling with Melody for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt

Mel is truly exceptional. She is insightful, intelligent, empathetic, deep in knowledge, broad in expertise, and knows how to deliver real therapy with a great sense of humor. She has a life full of experience and insights to draw on and a big playbook of techniques and tricks she can bestow on you both to help with what you are facing now and generally make you a stronger and happier person. Thanks you Mel!

Written by J.U. on Apr 19, 2021 after counseling with Melody for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mel is such an amazing therapist and I have worked with her for around thirty sessions so far. She is so easy to talk to and will find connections among what you say and how you can better yourself. She is very experienced and professional, yet still keeps the sessions unintimidating and friendly.

Written by A.N. on Apr 12, 2021 after counseling with Melody for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Melody is great. She listens and gives concrete actions and ways to reframe challenges to make each day better. I am comforted by our sessions and follow up readings

Written by R.A. on Mar 29, 2021 after counseling with Melody for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mel is amazing!

Written by B.E. on Mar 27, 2021 after counseling with Melody for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and sleeping disorders

She is a very awesome counselor and I would recommend her to anyone. She’s helped me talk about things I never thought I would and she is very understanding and caring. She knows just the right thing to say when you need it and she doing everything she can to steer you in the right direction to become a better you so I thank you for that!

Written by T.A. on Jan 16, 2021 after counseling with Melody for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

We have only had one session but I am already impressed! Yay!

Written by A.L. on Dec 15, 2020 after counseling with Melody for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Melody has helped me so much thus far. I feel I’ve made some real progress and look forward to working with her.

Written by D.E. on Oct 12, 2020 after counseling with Melody for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

She's such a wonderful human being who knows how to listen genuinely and to come up with realistic solutions to problems.

Written by S.E. on Oct 05, 2020 after counseling with Melody for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have become fond with Mel and I feel like I can trust her feedback on the issues I bring forth to her. She's very attentive and very respectful of my feelings towards certain situations.

Written by L.Y. on Oct 02, 2020 after counseling with Melody for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Mel has been so helpful to me. She has great words of wisdom and advice on many topics!

Written by T.I. on Aug 06, 2020 after counseling with Melody for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

she is amazing, very understanding, easy to talk to and has a great sense of humor