Melissa Anderson

MA, PLPC

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Melissa Anderson

MA, PLPC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Care and Counseling
Saint Louis, MO 63141
(314) 408-6837
Offers online therapy

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About

Life can be incredibly hard at times. We can't control or change what has happened to us, what we needed but didn't get, or how isolating and confusing things can be. Sometimes we don't understand why we feel the way we do, how people interact with us, our reactions, or what to do next. Maybe we don't feel much at all. We don't have to keep repeating the same patterns or relating to ourselves and others in the same ways, even though that might feel impossible right now. I know reflecting on our behaviors, thought patterns, and life experiences can be incredibly difficult, and I’m here to support you through that process.
I use a trauma-informed relational approach that recognizes cultural differences and the ways society can shape our experience. I work with individuals 18 and older who are experiencing life transitions of all kinds, exploring gender and sexuality, or facing complex trauma, depression, chronic stress, relationship challenges, and anxiety.
I draw from my training and education in both biology and counseling to highlight the mind-body connection. This can be beneficial in working with somatic effects of trauma, physical symptoms and illnesses, STIs, and many of our other layered experiences that come with having bodies. My practice is sex-positive, fat-positive, and LGBTQIA+ affirming.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
I cannot accept insurance. If you are a student, uninsured, have Medicaid, MHNet, or Ambetter you may qualify for lower fee sessions.
Email me or call (314) 408-6837 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Prelicense: Missouri / 2021030524
  • School: Lindenwood University / MA Counseling
  • Supervisor: Carol Miller
  • Supervisor License: Missouri / 2014038424
Level 1 EFT trained; certificates in integrative somatic trauma therapy and psychodynamic & systems psychotherapy.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Association for Size Diversity and Health
  • Degree: University of Virginia / PhD Microbiology

Location

Care and Counseling
Saint Louis, MO 63141
(314) 408-6837
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Complex / Relational Trauma
Issues
  • Attachment
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness Based
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

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Last Modified: 2 Feb 2023
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Melissa Anderson

MA, PLPC