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Melissa Lester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Photo of Melissa Lester, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Melissa Lester

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30328
Let's Connect (470) 206-2316
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Since 2005, I have worked with adult women around issues of anxiety, stress, overwhelm, emotional eating, family of origin issues, LGBTQ issues including coming out later in life, trauma resolution and more. Major life transitions such as loss, grieving, the aging process, chronic pain and chronic illness are additional areas of focus in my work. My therapeutic approaches include psychodynamic (insight-oriented), somatic (body-based) and feminist theory. My expertise includes meditation and mindfulness, EFT Tapping (acupressure), Progressive Counting, and Hypnosis as well as other somatic, body-based distress resolution skills.
The research is in. Effective, truly life-changing therapy requires body-based, somatic and sensory approaches in addition to to traditional, insight-oriented talk therapy. I encourage you to explore the many somatic therapies available and to select a therapist with training in one or more of these. Because therapy can be (and should be) life-changing.
Good therapy is a safe and nurturing collaboration where you feel seen, heard and honored. Together we will honor your pace, your path and your preferences. The tools we use together will also be tools you can use on your own. My goal is always to bring you the greatest relief possible, as quickly as possible, and to experience some joy along the way.
Call or Melissa Lester now for a free 15 minute consultation - (470) 206-2316

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Atlanta, GA 30328

(470) 206-2316
Please use the link on my website to book a free 20-minute consult. Online, in person, days, evenings and weekend appointments available.
I specialize in Women's Issues, Trauma and PTSD and Coming Out Later in Life 
$240 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and groups  
Let's Connect (470) 206-2316
Photo of Melissa Lester, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Atlanta, GA 30328

(470) 206-2316
Please use the link on my website to book a free 20-minute consult. Online, in person, days, evenings and weekend appointments available.
I specialize in Women's Issues, Trauma and PTSD and Coming Out Later in Life 
$240 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $240
  • Pay by American Express, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
"
Your payment of $240 is made at each session. I am happy to provide you with a Superbill that you can submit directly to your insurer for reimbursement. My Appointments page lists all the questions to ask your insurer to determine your final out-of-pocket cost. MelissaLesterLCSW.com/schedule/
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (470) 206-2316
Photo of Melissa Lester, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Lester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
"
Your payment of $240 is made at each session. I am happy to provide you with a Superbill that you can submit directly to your insurer for reimbursement. My Appointments page lists all the questions to ask your insurer to determine your final out-of-pocket cost. MelissaLesterLCSW.com/schedule/
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (470) 206-2316
Photo of Melissa Lester, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Lester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Georgia / CSW003082 Melissa Lester
  • In Practice for 26 Years
  • Certificate from EFT International Tapping Trainer EFT Tapping Trainer / 2020
  • Attended University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Graduated 1997
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Specializing in Women's Issues since 2005 including trauma, overwhelm, stress, LGBTQ issues, coming out later in life, relationship distress, and major life transitions such as loss, grief, aging, chronic pain and chronic illness.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (470) 206-2316
Photo of Melissa Lester, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Lester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
"
Specializing in Women's Issues since 2005 including trauma, overwhelm, stress, LGBTQ issues, coming out later in life, relationship distress, and major life transitions such as loss, grief, aging, chronic pain and chronic illness.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (470) 206-2316
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Melissa Lester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Women's Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Coming Out Later in Life

Expertise

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bisexual
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Geriatric and Seniors
  • Grief
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Stress
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Our work together is likely to offer you 1) Deeper connection to and understanding of Self; 2) A more embodied and fully present life experience; 3) Trauma resolution (once and for all); 4) Effective emotional regulation skills; 5) Healthier & happier boundaries for you and those around you and 6) A life that you recognize as peaceful, meaningful & chosen by you.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (470) 206-2316
Photo of Melissa Lester, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Lester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
"
Our work together is likely to offer you 1) Deeper connection to and understanding of Self; 2) A more embodied and fully present life experience; 3) Trauma resolution (once and for all); 4) Effective emotional regulation skills; 5) Healthier & happier boundaries for you and those around you and 6) A life that you recognize as peaceful, meaningful & chosen by you.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (470) 206-2316
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Melissa Lester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

4 Endorsements

Anna Lisa Derenthal
Anna Lisa Derenthal
Licensed Professional CounselorMSLPC
Melissa has a unique gift, an intuitive ability to connect with people on a deep level with a healing compassion that gets right to the heart of one's struggles. I highly recommend her.

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EFT Tapping
  • Energy Psychology
  • Feminist
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integrative
  • Meditation Instruction
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
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Integrating insight-based therapy with body-based, somatic & sensory approaches provides immediate relief as well as long-term, lasting growth & healing. We have many options to choose from, based on which approaches resonate most with you. These include Meditation and Mindfulness, EFT Tapping, Hypnosis and others. I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about any of these approaches.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (470) 206-2316
Photo of Melissa Lester, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Lester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
"
Integrating insight-based therapy with body-based, somatic & sensory approaches provides immediate relief as well as long-term, lasting growth & healing. We have many options to choose from, based on which approaches resonate most with you. These include Meditation and Mindfulness, EFT Tapping, Hypnosis and others. I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about any of these approaches.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (470) 206-2316
Photo of Melissa Lester, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Lester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Groups

Location

Primary Location

Atlanta, GA 30328

(470) 206-2316
"
Please use the link on my website to book a free 20-minute consult. Online, in person, days, evenings and weekend appointments available.
Call for a free consultation now - (470) 206-2316
Photo of Melissa Lester, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Lester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
"
Please use the link on my website to book a free 20-minute consult. Online, in person, days, evenings and weekend appointments available.
Call for a free consultation now - (470) 206-2316
Photo of Melissa Lester, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Lester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW