Melissa Dickinson, MS, LPC
"Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain."
- Eckhart Tolle
"And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life."
- J.K. Rowling
"New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings."
- Lao Tzu
I view the therapeutic and coaching relationships as growth medium where you can explore new opportunities without judgement. I offer specialized coaching as well as individual and relationship counseling services for adolescents and adults.
My preference is to keep our work "label-free", so that we can collaborate to make real progress on the issues standing between you and the life you desire. Labels can be limiting and my goal is to expand the possibilities for each person, relationship, and new adventure.
When we meet, I will take the time to get to know what makes you and your situation unique and together we'll decide what direction our work will take. My space is informal and friendly (I'm a jeans and t-shirt kind of therapist), with a four-legged friend to greet you (pictured to the left, learn about Ollie in the About Me section).
It is my honor to work with a diverse clientele (i.e. ethnicity, gender, sexuality, spirituality, LGBTIQA, persons with physical disabilities and chronic illness, etc). I have specialized training in gender and sexuality issues via AASECT and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome via the Ehlers-Danlos Society and my work with the Georgia EDS Network.
I have a wait list for new clients in early 2021.
Feel free to reach out and give me a call to learn more.