I am a Professional Counselor licensed in Alabama and Georgia, with over 10 years of experience working as a mental health, substance abuse and behavioral counselor. I have worked with children and adolescents with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance abuse, behavioral issues, emotional disturbances, OCD and ADHD. I also helped adolescents who have experienced physical trauma or emotional/sexual abuse in the outpatient and school-based settings.
My counseling style is eclectic. I do not believe in a one size fits all treatment approach. I believe in treating all clients/potential clients with the dignity and respect that we all deserve. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, solution-focused and person centered counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your child's unique and specific needs.
I commend you for even considering counseling services. This is a major step to making the changes you want to see in your child's life. I can't promise you it will be easy, but it will definitely be worth it.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family Problems , Impulsivity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #LPC011579 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
LPC #4118 (Expires: 2021-07-31)
She’s changing my life one session at a time
I am so happy I found Melisa. She helped me get through a major change in my life and deal with my anxiety. She is so understanding and asks the right questions.
Melisa has been great for my daughter! She was super upset about counseling and she said Melisa is great and she’s been opening up more. The options of texting and journaling have helped as well!
She was amazing! She helped me with my anxiety and helped me learn how to better manage getting into a routine. I'm so grateful to have met Melisa. Thank you!!
Melisa has been great so far and am looking forward to working with her further as I feel am benefiting a lot from the process.
Melissa has been great in communicating and helping me better my communication.
I love my counselor!! She’s absolutely amazing and she understands me! Very grateful for her!
Amazing, professional, great listener, very helpful. Would definitely recommend her!
Thanks so much for this morning!!