Dr. Melissa Hardin

Therapist Dr. Melissa Hardin Photo

About Me

I have practiced in social work since 2007. I hold a clinical license as well as a doctorate--with an emphasis on child and family interventions. During this time I have had the opportunity to work with people from very diverse backgrounds and a vast array of life challenges. Within my time in practice, I have come to appreciate the importance of a good connection from client to therapist. The world of intimate relationships is not black and white, I believe in meeting these complex dynamics with compassion and understanding for both parties.

With this in mind, let me tell you a little about my therapeutic approach. Through my professional experience I have found my passion in interpersonal relationships; whether they be familial, work-oriented, or romantic. I am strength-based and solution-focused with my client's personal goals in mind. My objective is to support my clients with open, direct communication, and challenging thoughts. I believe in personal growth and forward progression in therapy--otherwise why are we here?


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #C-11191 (Expires: 2023-07-01)


Written by A.N. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Dr Hardin is just wonderful. We really appreciate all that she’s helped us work through in our relationship.

Written by D.M. on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

My husband and I worked together with Dr. Hardin for the past six months and today we had our last session. The success of her methods lays in their simplicity and in the sweet way she delivers them. I remember entering sessions with a mountain of issues that I thought unsolvable, and Dr. Hardin would have this quick tip, exercise, reflection that would change my perspective. Her ability to relate, to pick on queues, and her knowledge, wit, and her lovely personality, make her a fantastic counselor. Thank you for everything.

Written by J.A. on Oct 21, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She’s awesome. Been through multiple counselors who do it “their way,” Dr Hardin I can tell does case-by-case basis. A breath of fresh air and my husband and I are truly making strides!! LOVE HER!!

Written by J.O. on Sep 07, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr Hardin is the best counselor we've ever talked to

Written by S.T. on Aug 15, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Hardin has been such an amazing part of the healing process we’ve taken on. Extremely patient and understanding. Also very knowledgeable compared to previous therapists we’ve encountered. We love her!