Mental Health Counseling & Wellness
I am genuinely grateful you have taken the time to explore my page and get to know me. Choosing a therapist is a big deal and I encourage you to find one who feels right for you.
My practice is '"integrative". Before becoming a therapist, I spent nearly 20 years as a holistic practitioner in the field of complementary and alternative medicine. I bring that experience with me into my work as a therapist. I integrate the fundamental principles of traditional psychotherapy with holistic approaches (complimentary, alternative, and functional therapies), to promote healing on all levels: emotional, physical, mental and spiritual.
I see every single client as unique and do not believe in a one-approach-fits-all model. Recognizing the link between physical disease and emotional dis-ease means that therapy is more than an opportunity to talk about your problems; it can restore your overall health and increase your life span.
My practice is "inclusive". I diligently work to uphold and adhere to the code of ethics that govern my field. Therefore, I promote the values of social justice and I am dedicated to working inclusively with people whose backgrounds, lifestyles, life stages, belief systems, identities and cultures might be different from my own. I strive to maintain a diverse practice, and provide my services to people of all races, ethnicities, immigration statuses, religions, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, incomes, relationship statuses, sizes, and philosophies.
I am a people person! I am passionate about humans and their unique expression in this world. I am continually learning and growing, and I invite you to give me feedback should I say or do anything that makes you uncomfortable. I strive to create an environment where you feel free to bring all of you into our sessions without fear of rejection. I value your unique journey and work hard to help you discover solutions tailored to you.
Your peace and well-being is my priority.
"I was so scared to go to a therapist. Panic attacks ruled my life. After my first visit with Melissa, I had hope again. She really understood and gave me coping skills the first session that begin to help. I've accomplished things with her support that I never thought were possible. I finally feel like a fun college student again. I have my life back."
L.H., 19, Kennesaw, GA
I found Melissa during a very tragic period of my life. She has pushed me to embrace the power of vulnerability, and she has helped me gain confidence and self awareness that has been missing for the majority of my life. Melissa was such a light for me during such a dark period of my life, and I am forever grateful for her and her expertise!
KC, 24, Holly Springs, GA
I am very passionate about keeping mental health care accessible to all. I do not accept insurance, however I do offer sliding-scale fees based on income for those with affordability challenges. In addition, I also accept FSA and HSA plans I will provide clients with a super-bill upon request so that they may file with their own insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement. Finally, if I can't offer services that meet your needs, I will help you access someone who can.