Welcome! As your potential therapist, I would like you to know that I really value the relationship that we create together in therapy. Before we have a chance to meet or if you want to have a better understanding of who I am, I have included some information about myself so you can decide if we might be a good fit. Having an open and trusting relationship is very important in making the most of our time together and getting the support you need.
I completed my master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Marquette University. I have been in the mental health field for almost 10 years, and I have enjoyed using my training as a licensed psychotherapist to help many different people from all walks of life. I have been meeting with clients online for the past 3 years.
I am passionate about empowering others, creating awareness around difficult situations, and ultimately supporting people in creating meaningful lives and relationships. I primarily use a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) framework which means we problem-solve together to understand and change the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that interfere with your fulfillment and success. I also often incorporate other theories and skills (e.g., mindfulness, psychodynamic, etc.) with the understanding that each person's treatment should be individualized to their specific needs and preferences. Prior clients have shared that they find me to be warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental.
On a more personal note, I love to run, travel, bake, and spend time outdoors camping or hiking with my husband.
Please note! I am available for live chat by appointment only and almost always need a few day's notice to schedule it. Thanks for understanding!
|7 Cups Monthly Rate||$150|
|In-Office Rate (per hour)||$70-$100|
Melissa is an exceptionally kind, intelligent, supportive, and compassionate therapist. She was always present, thoughtful, and an encouraging voice of reason during a dreadfully challenging period of time in my life. Melissa is an excellent communicator, and her words are deeply helpful.
Only started speaking to her but seems like she really cares.
so far I have had a good experience with Melissa. We are just on our fourth day so a little early for a survey...but so far so good.
She is very nice and supportive. I was really blessed to have her as my guidance giver, she is a great listener, welcoming and really understanding. Not rushing to judge. I really enjoyed working with her.