Melissa Strauss


About Me

Hi there!
My name is Melissa Hochbaum Strauss and I am looking forward to working with you. I have over 7 years of experience working with individuals, families and couples as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I believe that every client can teach me something and my approach is warm and engaging. I hope that you feel you have control over our time as well. Every individual has strengths and it is important to use this in the therapeutic process.

Couples Counseling is my favorite population to work with. I have experience with Polyamorous Relationships as well. It is such a reward to come into your dynamic within your relationship and that you feel I am a trusted and safe person to discuss topics you are working on.

My approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Emotionally Focused and Internal Family Systems Therapy. I tailor each therapeutic style to the individual's needs. My experience includes; Depression, Anxiety, Relational Issues, Family Dynamic Issues, Trauma, Sexual Identity Work, School and Career Work, Infertility and Parenting.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #PC008592 (Expires: 2021-02-28)

Other #NJDCATEMP-004116 (Expires: 2020-07-31)

Other #CV19-174 (Expires: 2020-07-31)


Written by S.H. on Oct 17, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning relationship

Melissa is very kind and understanding and has facilitated understanding with my partner.