Life has taught me we are never finished learning and growing. I am person who loves old cars, Marvel Movies, good books, and family. Peoples’ life stories fascinate me and stoke my curiosity as well as being impressed with my clients' endurance, strength, and courage.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Marriage and Family Therapist with 28 years’ experience working with individuals, families, and couples. My clients have taught me no one can truly walk in someone’s shoes; even similar experiences are different because people are different.
I obtained a Master’s in Professional Counseling and a Doctorate in Child Development. My Doctorate in Child Development was acquired to add a dimension of understanding to my clients. My studies indicate most of us have childhood wounds that effect how we deal with life as adults. By understanding human development, I often see where the injuries began and how to help to overcome these challenges.
People bring an array of issues into our counseling sessions. Whether it is anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, parenting struggles, lack of motivation, or trauma from the past all can be dealt with in therapy. An individual approach will be devised for each person, family, or couple. Trust is something I expect to earn from my clients, so please feel free to ask questions. I strive to create a therapeutic environment comprised of nonjudgmental compassionate care.
Two of the many theories I work with are Family of Origin (FOO) and Cognitive Behavioral (CBT). FOO allows an exploration of patterns learned in childhood and how we deal with these influences. The CBT approach helps people understand how decisions about relationship are formed and change negative thought narratives.
Before our first session please define one or two achievable goals for our focus. Goals help me stay on task with what you want from our time together. The analogy I use for goal setting is like planning a trip. Are we headed to New York or Los Angeles? It is important to know which direction we are headed. By knowing the destination, we then know when we have arrived. I will work within your values and goals. Do not be surprised if I give you homework. I find it helps keep clients’ therapy in motion.
I look forward to meeting with you,
Melody A. Hubnik, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy
TX LPC 15706
TX LMFT 4869
Written on Mar 08, 2022 after therapy with Melody for 11 months on issues concerning coping with life changes
Dr. Hubnik is extremely insightful…essentially everything I need in a mental health provider. I respect her opinions, and value her unconditional acceptance of me. I’ve had a few therapists in my day, and she is simply the best!
Written on Dec 09, 2021 after therapy with Melody for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Dr. Hubnik is professional and warm. Very insightful. Great listener and gives helpful advice. Love her!
Written on Apr 14, 2021 after therapy with Melody for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues
Dr. Hubnik is a really good therapist.
Written on Apr 11, 2021 after therapy with Melody for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
My experience with Dr. Hubnik is still relatively new but she is already showing a sincere focus on the issues I’d like to tackle. She’s very thoughtful, insightful, and proactive. It’s really comforting. I look forward to working with her more!
Written on Feb 01, 2021 after therapy with Melody for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
she is great! way to talk to and very helpful
Written on Oct 27, 2020 after therapy with Melody for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, career difficulties, and adhd