Melissa Ann Lester, MS, LAPC, NCC

Melissa Ann Lester, MS, LAPC, NCC

Professions: Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Associate Professional Counselor - APC004531
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 32107
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3996 Clairmont Rd
Atlanta, GA 30341
Atlanta, Georgia 30341 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Please contact me for a free 15 minute phone consultation.

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Each person has a unique journey in this world shaped by who they are as human beings, their values, and their life experiences. For this reason, my approach to therapy is not one size fits all. Together we will explore past, present, or future concerns you deem to be important and relevant. I believe a collaborative therapeutic relationship that is genuine and nonjudgmental will foster an environment where you can gain insight, find healing, and grow as a person - leading to a greater sense of self-awareness.

We will also work from a holistic perspective. You are not the mere sum of your parts. You are a whole person made of mind, body, and spirit. It is important to not ignore the role all three serve in your life because together they form who you are.

Change is possible - though the path to get there might be difficult and uncomfortable at times. I will meet you where you are and walk alongside you in your journey. Through the counseling process, perspectives can shift, patterns can be revealed, and meaning can be found.

Email or Call Melissa Ann Lester, MS, LAPC, NCC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 32107

More Info About My Practice

My work is under the direction of Megan W. Broadhead, MS, LAPC, MDiv, and the clinical supervision of Don Durkee, EdS, LPC, CPCS, NCC.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

My experience is working with adults seeking support in overcoming life's difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, substance abuse, autoimmune disorders, grief, relationship issues, life transitions, and personal growth. My work with couples includes all relationship stages, from exploring the idea of marriage, to considering ending a relationship, and everything in between. Additionally, I am an LGBTQ-affirming counselor who is a lifetime member of the LGBTQ Therapist Resource.

My Role as a Therapist

I view my role as that of a collaborator with my clients taking the lead. Only you know you best, and therefore are the true expert on your life. May aim is to provide you with a safe space for healing that is genuine, open, accepting, and supportive.

Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Career Choice
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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