Dr. Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Texas. She recently finished her doctoral work and is considered a Post-Doctoral Candidate as she works toward becoming a licensed Psychologist.
She has a heart for working with individuals, families, children, and teens. She counsels from a person-centered, cognitive-behavioral approach. She believes individuals already possess the qualities they need to flourish and take approach by encouraging curiosity, creativity, empathy, and intuition. She also believes that a person’s thoughts and behaviors dictate their feelings in a given situation and by combining both cognitive and behavioral approaches, new adaptive learning experiences can be used to substitute prior maladaptive learning processes.
When Melissa is not serving our community, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and researching new ways to support her clients. She values her faith and incorporating fun into every element of her life.
Melissa holds a Doctoral Degree (PsyD) in Psychology from California Southern University, a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and a Master’s of Science in Psychology with a concentration in child and adolescent development. She is CISM trained, FBI Resiliency Trained, EMDR Trained, CCTP Trained, CATP Trained, and Telemedicine Certified.
Melissa has obtained an array of experience from working in a private practice setting, hospital setting, and collaborating with non-profit organizations. Melissa specializes in treating all ages for issues including Anxiety & Depression, Family & Blended Family counseling, First Responder & Veteran counseling, Trauma and Self-Harm, Child & Adolescent Issues, and Substance Use.
- Eating Disorders
- Chronic Illness
- Military / Police / First Responders
At this time, Melissa is seeing all of her clients through a secure Telehealth online platform.
Fee for sessions is $150. She is also In Network with Aetna, Cigna, Oscar, Oxford, United Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas.
Contact Melissa for a free 10 minute consult to determine if she is a good fit for you!!