Melissa Buchanan

MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern #IMH20610

Melissa Buchanan

MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern #IMH20610

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
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
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Lakeland, Florida 33815

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My Approach to Helping

Have you ever felt out of place or alone? Wondered if you have any purpose in life? Are you struggling with self esteem, depression, or anxiety? Are you and your spouse dealing with issues you just can’t move forward from? Life is full of complex and surprising situations. In an instant, you can go from thinking you have it all together to having a ‘curveball’ thrown into your life that knocks you off your feet. Whether it is life transitions…societal pressures…relationship issues…or other challenges, reaching out and sharing does not come easy.

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. 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.

I received my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus on Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling at Palm Beach Atlantic University. My foundational therapeutic approach is Integrative with a Person-Centered Foundation because I believe every individual is unique and requires their own specific support. I have experience in various treatment settings and clientele that have exposed me to a range of concerns from anxiety to divorce to grief. Additionally, I am Hypnotherapy certified.

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

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Additional experience with those with a disability or of a child with a disability.

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
  • 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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