Dr. Melinda Lawless Coker

(Psy.D., LMFT)

About Me

Hello, I go by M.A. and am a licensed family therapist for nearly 3 decades; I became a licensed psychologist 15 years ago and operate from a relational perspective in my work with couples. This includes using a systems-based perspective and connecting with partners as the individuals that they are. My intention is for you to feel safe and ready to explore your relationship, which will incorporate looking at the role models you've had for building healthy attachments with others. I find clean and clear communication between partners is absolutely essential; this involves learning new ways to practice verbal communications with each other. It's good as well to have some rehearsal dialogs in our sessions, so that both of you can have the amazing experience of being heard.

Let's connect and make this journey together. I look forward to hearing from you so we can get started soon!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 29

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


Psychologist #PY7080 (Expires: 2022-05-31)

LMFT #Mt1504 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Written by M.A. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with Melinda for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Lawless is very friendly and makes it easy for us to open up. She works with our schedule all the time and makes each meeting meaningful.

Written by C.H. on Nov 11, 2020 after counseling with Melinda for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Very good and very approachable and personable. Easy to connect and very good at listening and communicating in the most appropriate way.