It is no coincidence that you are reading this right now. Making the decision to begin counseling can feel overwhelming and stir up a lot of different emotions. I want you to know that you are not alone and that there is hope for better days ahead. In life, there can be various challenges that we face that make it difficult to function at our best. Symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief, terminal illness, trauma and more can interfere with how we think, feel, and experience life. If you are feeling stuck or unsure how to move through a challenging time, I am here to help. I will meet you exactly where you are and together, we will explore your personalized pathway to healing.
My name is Melissa Painter and I have a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My approach to counseling is holistic and I have an optimistic view of human motivation and behavior. I have experience working with a wide range of age groups from 3-70+ years old. I provide individual, couples, marital, premarital, family and group counseling services which can be facilitated online or in person. Since each person and their presenting concerns are unique, I draw from various treatment techniques that fit your specific therapeutic goals and treatment plan effectively. Some of the counseling modalities that I utilize include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused, and Client Centered.
Therapy is offered in a warm, collaborative, and empathetic environment and together we will create a plan that works best for your healing journey.