Hello my name is Melissa, and I am a licensed professional counselor with over 8 years of mental health treatment and consultation experience with teens, adolescents, and young children. I can use a variety of techniques to help you with your child/teenager and get the results you need to make life a little easier!! I am also trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you manage behavior after a traumatic exeprience.
My passion is working with teens and children. I feel that teens and children are often faced with "adult feelings, issues, problems" ....way before they have the ability to address these issues appropriately. I understand the frustration of a parent who feels helpless with their child, or feels overwhelmed with their child/teen. I am trained in evidenced based techniques that can provide some relief!!!!
I am here to help!!!
I will do my best to help your child/teen get through the confusing time of adolescence, and come out feeling better, and able to engage in the family. I will help you as a parent, become stronger in your parenting skills, and provide you with real-life tools that you can use daily.
I am here to help!!!
Just so you know, I have experience working with a variety of family structures, and composition. I have worked with new parents, parents of 5+ children, and parents of a "new child"!!! We can all learn something new, and I hope you will take the journey with me, to help your family get back to where you need to be.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in LGBT, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD
LPC #0701006083 (Expires: 2020-06-30)
Melissa is a fantastic match for my personality and sense of humor. She knows when to lighten the mood with humor, and on the days I need a reality check, she's able to do it in a compassionate, yet firm manner. She never hesitates to adapt to whatever mood I'm in at the beginning of each session, and she's able to flawlessly adjust to whatever changes occur. I enjoy every session I have with her and would recommend her to every single one of my friends.
Melissa is terrific! She's a joy to talk to. My boyfriend and I feel as though we are talking to a close friend who knows us very well! At the same time, she offers us great strategies when we are feeling stuck. Highly recommend!
She's great! I like her energy and responses. She messages me back very quickly and very often. I appreciate her help so much!
I LOVE Melissa! I've been to at least half a dozen therapists over the years that basically didn't click. Melissa is the first person to click with me. She's super cool and is fun to engage in conversation with. I look forward to our sessions because it feels like we're just talking, not jumping into something super clinical sounding or painful. She's super easy to talk to.
Melissa is a delight to work with! She was kind and sweet from the get-go, but she is also great at pushing me when I need it. I really appreciate how present and accessible she makes herself.
She is really good at what she does and getting past surface level issues to provide needed help. We really enjoy the exercises she identifies that help us have a better relationship.
Melissa is a fantastic counselor. She understands my concerns and provides the validation I need and best respond to, while also giving me productive exercises that help me work through my anxiety. In addition, she checks in with me frequently, even when I forget to reach out - proof of how supportive and caring she is! I would recommend both her and teen counseling to anyone!!
Melissa has patiently listened and suggested many things which I think will help me a lot.
She is great. Makes us, as a couple, stronger and keeps us accountable for what we learn during our sessions.
Thank you Melissa for being there and listening to me. Thank you for your advice. I’ll be using those tools in daily life routine. I’ll be back
She has been wonderful to work with me as a parents and I think my teen has really enjoyed having someone to talk to about whatever she is feeling in a safe place. She is very responsive and without sharing what my teen discusses with her has been supportive to me as I also navigate these issues with my daughter.
Melissa is amazing! She’s so down to earth and easy to talk to. She has been able to give me a few really solid methods to combat my anxiety and they actually work! She is also incredibly responsive! I highly recommend her.
An extremely intelligent, thoughtful and professional counselor. It has been a pleasure working with her and I trust in her knowledge and advice. She has our best interest in mind.
She has been quite amazing and super helpful with everything. Whatever I am dealing with or issues that arise, she responds in a timely manner with exercises and advice on how to overcome and really deal with what I’m dealing with. Again, truly amazing!
Melissa is incredibly approachable. She’s helped me decipher my own thoughts by asking very good questions for clarification. Letting me know what she needed more information on and what clicked right away, so I don’t have to repeat myself, just dive further into certain aspects.
We’ve been able to connect on a level I wasn’t sure was possible from utilizing only the text based part of the service. Couldn’t be more pleased with the direction we’re headed in.
Very supportive and quick to respond!