Welcome to my profile. Thank you for looking into getting help, that is the first step to getting better and it takes a lot of courage. I would like to tell you a little bit about myself before we get started on our journey to wellness. I graduated from a state college in Ohio with both my BA and master’s degrees. I am licensed in mental health counseling for all ages and populations. The past few years, I have been working at a community mental health agency and often work with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. I really enjoy what I do and strive to help my clients the best way I know how.
I believe counseling can be a beneficial way to a find healthy balance in your life, along with overall wellness. Sometimes people need an unbiased party to talk to during difficult times or times of life transitions.
In regards to couple's counseling, I have worked with couples throughout my 6 years in the community mental health setting and some issues we have addressed included infidelity, substance use in the relationship, and financial problems . This is an area I really enjoy working in and hope to be beneficial to you and your significant other. My approach includes improving communication skills, looking at the past and current patterns of behavior, and finding ways to simply be happy in the relationship. I often use evidence based practices that come from the Gottman Method and have found it to be particularly helpful for couples with a wide range of issues.
I am curious to know more about you and your significant other and have many questions to better understand your conflicts. I am looking forward to hearing from you again and working with you in the future.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LPCC #E.1700172-SUPV (Expires: 2021-04-01)
Melissa is wonderful to work with. I can't put into words how much she has helped us, but I cringe at the thought of where we were before we started couples therapy. Melissa is excellent at thinking of methods and tools to help us communicate in difficult situations. Probably the best compliment I can give her is that I feel comfortable talking with her (and that is a monumental feat).
Melissa does a really good job of being a strong yet neutral voice in our sessions. I think that both of us feel that she really cares and that she treats both of us fairly even when things get difficult. I would highly recommend her for other couples looking for a high-quality counselor.