About me

I am a licensed independent social worker (LISW) based in Iowa. I have over twenty years of experience working with children and adults in clinical and school settings. My experience is varied, I have worked with clients in inpatient and outpatient settings, ages birth- 18 years old with a wide range of concerns including developmental delays, depression, anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, OCD and ADHD.

I am trained in Solutions Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. I use evidence based practices and interventions to assist clients in whatever it is they want support with. I have a laid back approach to therapy and my priority is building trust and understanding to develop a positive therapeutic relationship with every client. I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


IA LISW 02398


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melanie Reese. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written on Jan 21, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks

Melanie has been kind, respectful and patient with my children. I appreciate her approach and insight into assisting my kids through a tough time .

Written on Aug 07, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Melanie is always checking in on me, genuinely cares about my will being and is always there with helpful advice. Even when i know what to do, it feels easier to apply after taking to her.

Written on Mar 13, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, and compassion fatigue

She is easy going with things and a soft approach which I like

Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

I really appreciate talking to you Melanie I genuinely mean it. I’m practicing mindfulness and i think doing that and with time it just makes you feel mature about things and just learning more

Work with me!