Melissa Velliquette

I work with adolescents and adults.

Melissa Velliquette, Ed.S., LPC (she/her)

Melissa Velliquette

I specialize in assisting individuals facing a myriad of challenges that affect their daily lives, spanning from academic or professional settings to personal relationships and household dynamics. Whether you’re standing on the verge of a significant life change or grappling with smaller, yet significant transitions, you’re not alone. It’s common to feel uncertain about the path ahead, especially when it seems like others have everything neatly sorted while you’re still searching for direction.

Many individuals also experience feelings of being left behind, yearning for stability amidst constant change, and grappling with the unsettling realization that what once seemed like a clear life path has been disrupted by setbacks, leaving uncertainty in its wake. The once seamless flow of life may now appear creased and challenging to smooth out, despite efforts to do so. In such moments, seeking a fresh perspective and additional support can be invaluable in navigating forward.

I strive to be a collaborative companion on the path to self-awareness and self-acceptance, offering a nurturing space devoid of criticism, allowing clients to acknowledge their aspirations, formulate practical strategies, and actively work towards turning their dreams into tangible realities. I am trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) to help clients experiencing anxiety and OCD be able to take on their stressors and reach their motivating goals.

Drawing from my diverse background as a former school counselor in public education and my experience in higher education, I offer a distinctive insight into the inherent stressors students encounter within our education system. My experience has also afforded me a nuanced understanding of toxic dynamics in both work and home environments. Moreover, I acknowledge the profound impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has illuminated previously manageable issues. Currently, I provide counseling services both in person and virtually in Georgia, and virtually for clients in South Carolina.

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