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

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

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30328
Let's Connect (470) 206-2316
I work with women 18 years and older around issues of anxiety, stress, overwhelm, emotional eating, overeating, trauma resolution, family of origin issues, LGBTQ and coming out later in life, and major life cycle transitions including grief and loss. My therapeutic approaches include psychodynamic therapy (insight-oriented), somatic processing, meditation and mindfulness, EFT or 'tapping' (acupressure), progressive counting, hypnotherapy and more. I specialize in working with women and welcome you to this safe space.
The research is in. Effective, life-changing therapy requires body-based, somatic and sensory methods in addition to to traditional, insight-oriented talk therapy. I encourage you to explore the many body-based approaches available and to choose a therapist with training in one or more of these. Because therapy can and should be life-changing.
Good therapy is an intimate collaboration where you must feel safe, seen, heard and honored. Together we will honor your pace, your path and your preferences. The tools we use together will be tools you can use on your own. Our goal is to bring you the greatest relief possible, as quickly as possible, and to experience some joy in the process.
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
Use the link on my website to book a free 20-minute consultation. Online, in person, days, evenings and weekend appointments are 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

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Atlanta, GA 30328

(470) 206-2316
Use the link on my website to book a free 20-minute consultation. Online, in person, days, evenings and weekend appointments are 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
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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
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
Melissa Lester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Georgia / CSW003082
  • 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. Trauma, Eating Disorders, Coming Out Later in Life, and other major life transitions.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (470) 206-2316
Melissa Lester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
"
Specializing in Women's Issues since 2005. Trauma, Eating Disorders, Coming Out Later in Life, and other major life transitions.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (470) 206-2316
Melissa Lester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

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

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Bisexual
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • 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
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
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
Cancer
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Cancer
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink 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
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
Melissa Lester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Groups

Location

Primary Location

Atlanta, GA 30328

(470) 206-2316
"
Use the link on my website to book a free 20-minute consultation. Online, in person, days, evenings and weekend appointments are available.
Call for a free consultation now - (470) 206-2316
Melissa Lester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
"
Use the link on my website to book a free 20-minute consultation. Online, in person, days, evenings and weekend appointments are available.
Call for a free consultation now - (470) 206-2316
Melissa Lester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Last Modified: 1 Feb 2024