I picked Melissa because I liked her bio and I thought she could help me with some things if I needed help. Anyway, I just had my first session with her and I wanted to let you know that I ADORE her! Thank you for this service. I LOVE LOVE knowing that it is so easy to just set up an appointment and do everything from home.
I initially came to therapy because I needed advice about a relationship. I had never been to therapy before, and was very nervous leading up to my first session because I wasn’t sure what to expect, or if therapy would even be productive. I’m extremely lucky that I chose Melissa - she has been nothing short of excellent. Her compassion and sympathy was evident from the beginning, and the progress I’ve made wouldn’t be possible without her capacity to both challenge me and guide my self improvement. She’s warm and incredibly down to earth; opening up about difficult issues to someone else is much easier when you don’t ever worry whether the other person will be judgmental. However, the biggest reason I’m thankful that she’s my therapist is that Melissa clearly cares about helping me accomplish my goals and wants to see me succeed...it’s made the process feel like a team sport rather than a solo journey.
I was hesitant to start therapy with someone with a different cultural background from mine, but Melissa is the best therapist I’ve had. She is empathetic, reliable, and nonjudgmental.I’m a different, happier person from when I first met her. She helped me recognize regressive patterns in myself, and gave me the guidance and resources to stop. Not only is she easy to talk to, she’s flexible with scheduling and reached out to me even outside of our regular sessions.I have wholeheartedly recommended her to many of my friends, and will continue to recommend her to anyone.
I just wanted to write to say that I’ve only had two sessions with Melissa Stringer, but that she is the most empathetic and understanding person I have ever had the chance to talk to. I have tried therapy in the past, but I’ve never felt so supported and understood before. Despite chatting via Skype, Melissa has seemed more inviting than other in-person therapists I have met with in the past, and she is so genuinely invested in helping me. I hope she knows what an incredible impact she has already had on me.
... While sometimes it feels like there are huge mountains left to climb and I feel the anxiety surrounding that, Melissa has helped me to start to want to be comfortable with the uncomfortable and it feels good to be making progress, even if its baby steps. In sessions it feels like we are working together and she is guiding me to help reach my goals in a realistic way. I value her insight and she always makes me feel like she’s got my back because of how encouraging she is. It’s a refreshing therapy experience, for sure.
The thought of randomly Skyping someone off a list of therapists is a little daunting. I’ve met with therapists in person before and never really felt a connection so I was wary, of course, but again open to trying something new. I admit I was definitely self conscious and wasn’t sure what to expect. Melissa made me feel at ease and it was like meeting with a friend. Before meeting with Melissa, I honestly would dread my therapy appointments. It was more of a “know I have to do this” feeling than an actual wanting to keep my appointment and excited for my next.In previous therapy sessions, I’ve always felt judged and uncomfortable or unable to be really open and honest and obviously that isn’t productive to a therapy session. Melissa has made me feel comfortable and helped me really understand the process. I really feel as though she is an important part of my life at this time and I’m so grateful I picked her. As I continue my sessions with her, it’s clear she has experience and an incredible understanding of people. I am definitely seeing a positive difference in my own behavior and way of thinking and I can only thank Melissa for helping me help myself.
I would like to write to express my gratitude for my therapist, Melissa Stringer. I was very hesitant about starting therapy after it was encouraged by my doctor. My anxiety was consuming my life and I was feeling overwhelmed. Melissa’s kind smile and soothing voice quickly put me at ease. Each session she is able to pinpoint exactly what I need to focus on to gain the largest strides in my mental recovery. Since the first session, it felt like she knew me and an immediate trust was established. Between sessions, she reaches out to me, providing resources and continued support. She even offers weekend sessions, which makes scheduling around work and parenting so much easier. I am so glad I decided to try online therapy, and more importantly, glad I selected Melissa Stringer. I have come so far already and for the first time in a long while, I feel at peace and confident that I can live a more grounded and happy life.
Melissa was really wonderful and easy to talk to. She was really great in conversation but I also really appreciated that she always sent practical resources/tips through email that helped me between our sessions! I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a warm and understanding therapist
Melissa is amazing! I’ve never had a therapist who seemed so invested in my success. She cheers for me at my high points and always helps me when I’m at my lowest. I can talk to her about anything because she makes me feel safe and supported during sessions. At the same time, she has taught me how to get out of my comfort zone and live my life with confidence. Lots of people have commented on how much happier I seem now compared with a few months ago. I was feeling completely hopeless when I met Melissa, and now I’m finally managing my anxiety and leading a happy life.
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