Melissa Guarnaccia


About Me

Congratulations on taking the first step towards reaching your personal goals! I would love to help you unlock your true potential. I am a psychotherapist with eleven years of experience and training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution-Focused Therapy. I have a relaxed, open-minded and non-judgmental counseling style, but I am also action-oriented with my clients. My experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of environments - including a hospital setting, school setting and private practice. My specialties include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and family conflict. I enjoy working with parenting issues as part of family conflict. In addition to my therapy services, I am a certified instructor in Parenting with Love & Logic, in which I provide workshops in my community.

I am originally from Charlotte, NC. I earned my BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then later my Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I am married and a mother to two boys, as well as a pug named Mabel . We spend a lot of our time outdoors exploring as a family. I greatly enjoy traveling and immersing myself into other cultures.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #C006618 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Written by J.A. on May 12, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We only had two sessions so far but Melissa seems very fair and open minded. I hope we can learn a lot from her.

Written by J.E. on Nov 18, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning relationship

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expert in her field!

Written by J.E. on Apr 20, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 11 months on issues concerning relationship

Best ever!!!