Unless a client chooses to go out of their way to review me, you won't find our reviews in the usual spots...Yelp, Facebook, Google, or Thumbtack. Why not? Because what happens in couples counseling is confidential and extremely personal for most folks. I don't ask people to review me publicly. I'm not your local wine bar or dog groomer on Yelp; we work on intensively sensitive and private matters, and I hope to honor that work and the relationship we've built together.
But alas, folks are busy, and they value what other's think. The work my clients embark on is often daunting and, well, not as fun as a trip to the wine bar, but progress is made, and I facilitate positive, powerful, and effective growth and change with my clients. It is a privilege, and I can't express that sincerely enough in words. With that, I am honored to share some of the feedback from happy clients in a respectful format that protects both their anonymity and confidentiality. -MH
"Melissa has given me a comfortable space for me to open up to her and has helped me see things from different perspective."
"Melissa's endless support, heartfelt kindness, and brilliant insight has not only helped guide me through one of the most difficult times of my life, but also understand how I arrived there in the first place. It is such a blessing to know that I can always count on her to tell me exactly what I need to hear, no matter what emotion or problem I am struggling with. I will never forget the day I chose her to be my therapist because it was one of the best decisions I have ever made."
"Melissa takes special care of her clients. After meeting with her I feel more knowledgeable, informed, and ready to take on any serious life challenges discussed with her. If you need someone to talk to, I highly suggest you call Melissa for guidance!"
"Insightful. Looking forward to growing with her help."
"My husband and I have been meeting with Melissa for the past year to continue to improve and grow our relationship. One of the things that I have appreciated about Melissa's approach is her ability to flex and tailor each session to our specific needs. As a result, after each session, I feel as though my husband and I walk away having learned something new that will help us to grow together as a happy couple."
"She is awesome!"
"I didn't think Melissa could help me. After about 6 months together, things started to change in my life. I started to do things I'd never done before. I'm now a COLLEGE GRADUATE (whoop!!) starting my first job in a few weeks. Therapy really changed my life. I recommend Melissa to anyone who needs her. She will push you sometimes, but I also remember laughing a lot during our sessions. I felt really comfortable talking or even challenging things. She helped me see things differently."
"A great listener! The reason I came here was just to vent and be heard. This goal was accomplished. I feel that Melissa is very professional and felt empathetic towards my concerns."
"Melissa is a very caring person. I felt better the moment we began communicating. Although on opposite sides of the world she always seems to find time to reassure, teach and help to plan my better future."
"Feel happy to have had the opportunity to work with Melissa as my therapist. She has astute analytical skills and has been able to help me tremendously in a short span of time. I specifically like her calm, sympathetic yet professional demeanor."
"Melissa is responsive, articulate, and caring. I am enjoying working with her and she is helping me."
"It's only been a couple of days, but I feel like Melissa was quick to hone in on underlying issues."