Melissa Buchanan

MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Melissa Buchanan

MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Telehealth Available
Professions: Life Coach, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Zac Dodson, LMHC
Primary Credential: State of Florida Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Fees: $65-$150 Per Session
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Lakeland, Florida 33815

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My Approach to Helping

Hi! My name is Melissa Buchanan and I would love the chance to hear your story and walk alongside you on your journey. As a therapist, I aim to be in your corner, creating a safe place to help you process, think outside the box, and feel supported through tough and exciting moments. I believe many factors impact who you are today (such as your upbringing or culture and relationship influences), but they do not have to determine your future. While counseling with me, we can get through your concerns together, focusing more on your hopes and dreams for the future, in lieu of the things weighing you down and causing you pain.

My foundational therapeutic approach is Client-Centered because I believe every individual is unique and requires their own specific support. I have experience with a range of concerns from anxiety to depression to divorce and have been exposed to a variety of personalities, helping others from different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.

Whether you are new to therapy or not, I personally believe going to therapy is one of the strongest things you can do!

Contact me to set up a free consultation today.

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” Mr. Rogers

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Dreamwork
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy

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