Melissa Buchanan,MS, LMHC, LPC, CCTP

Melissa Buchanan,MS, LMHC, LPC, CCTP

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist, Life Coach
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • United Health Care
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Lakeland, Florida 33801
Nashville, Tennessee 37214

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My Approach to Helping

Hi! My name is Melissa 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, providing a safe space where you can process, explore new perspectives, and feel supported. I firmly believe that while various factors shape who you are today—such as upbringing, cultural influences, and relationships—they don't have to dictate your future. During our sessions, we can work through your concerns together, focusing not only on what's weighing you down and causing pain but also on your aspirations and dreams for the future.

I adopt an integrative therapeutic approach because I recognize that each person is unique and requires a tailored treatment plan. I often work with individuals who appear strong to others but find it challenging to seek help, especially when grappling with issues like anxiety, recurring unhealthy relationships, and unresolved trauma. I've witnessed clients—whether individuals, couples, or families—experience transformation as they strike a balance between pursuing their dreams and supporting others, navigating life's challenges with newfound resilience.

Finding the right therapist is crucial and can be overwhelming, which is why I offer a complimentary 10-minute phone consultation. It's an opportunity to ease any apprehensions, discuss your goals, address any questions you may have, and determine if we're a good fit for your needs. Whether you're new to therapy or not, seeking help is a courageous step forward.

Remember, you don't have to face this journey alone. Reach out today for support!

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

More Info About My Practice

I take insurance as well as private pay options, seeing clients on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. I try to make the process of therapy easy to focus on getting you support as soon as possible.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I have extensive experience in somatic, trauma, and attachment work as well as work with those who tend to "hold it all together" for others, deal with perfectionism, and people pleasing. Additionally, I have worked with those battling a chronic illness or those with disabilities.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

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