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Melissa Nelson

Licensed Professional Counselor

“I believe teamwork is best; I cannot work harder than the client or family is willing to work. I enjoy and have a passion for working with children, teens, adults, and families. My ideal client is a young, adult female who is open to discovering underlying issues, possible problematic thinking patterns, along with personal strengths to help cope with their needs. A client who understands my role knows that I am not here to judge them but support them; that making suggestions or observations to increase their self-awareness is part of our working relationship. Honesty from the client allows me to fully understand where they are in their life and the best approach for me to take in offering support.”

Melissa’s years of experience consist of providing caring and compassionate therapeutic services to children and their families with a variety of needs. Common areas she addresses with children and their families are anxiety, depression, life changes, trauma, anger and behavioral issues. She is very committed to all of her clients; she is passionate about providing support to increase their daily functioning and overall well-being.

Melissa Nelson earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling at the University of Arkansas. Melissa is a qualified provider of therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Behavior modification, Play Therapy techniques, and Family Centered approaches.