About Melissa

Melissa is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor who is passionate about mental health and helping individuals through the journey of life. Melissa completed a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida. She is experienced in working with a wide variety of mental and emotional health needs, including depression, anxiety, relationships, career related topics, stress management, trauma and PTSD, grief, LBGTQ+ topics, women’s issues, and infertility. Melissa enjoys working with individuals who are seeking to gain new insight into themselves and the world around them and are active in their counseling journey.


Melissa’s counseling style is warm, encouraging, and collaborative. She believes the counseling process is most effective when it is viewed as a partnership. Melissa seeks to provide a space in which individuals can safely explore and process their emotional situations free of judgement, with a clinician that is focused on helping each individual grow.

Melissa Hardeman

Therapist – LAPC

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