Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW


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Offers online therapy

Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW
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Atlanta, GA 30308
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Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW
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The Villages, FL 32162
(470) 206-2316
Announcement icon As of 5/3/21, I continue to offer Teletherapy only. I will resume offering Office appointments once it is safe to do so.
True healing (vs. simply coping) requires more than talk therapy. State of the art therapy now requires combining insight-oriented talk therapy with body focused healing methods. I specialize in Women's Issues (20+ yrs) and am committed to Women's emotional, psychological and spiritual healing. Binge Eating Disorder and Emotional Eating, LGBTQ Issues, Coming Out Later in Life, Family of Origin Issues, Trauma Resolution, Anxiety, Depression and Stress. Two groups (ON HOLD) 1) Coming Out Later in Life Support Group 2) EFT Tapping Group for Everyone.
My approach to therapy combines insight-oriented talk therapy with body-focused/somatic trauma resolution methods. It is possible to heal - once and for all - from adverse experiences, abuse, false beliefs, phobias and more. My work includes several specific trauma resolution methods so that we can collaborate in whichever ways feel most right to you.
I will always offer you a peaceful, safe and non-judgmental space. We will honor your pace, your path and your preferences. Best of all, the tools we will use together are tools you can also use on your own to support your own healing and growth. Doing your work in therapy can change the course and quality of the rest of your life. It's always worth it.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $240
Pay By: American Express, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 23 Years
  • License: Georgia / CSW003082
  • School: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Year Graduated: 1997

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 707 State of Florida Telehealth Registration
  • Certificate: EFT International / EFT Tapping Trainer
  • Certificate Date: 2020

Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW's Groups

Coming Out Later in Life Group - ONLINE!

It's not unusual for women's sexuality to shift. It's also not unusual for women to delay Coming Out as Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Queer, Pan, Questioning or 'no labels please' due to social and family pressures. This is a safe, intimate space (now online) to get comfortable in your own skin and begin to explore the meaning of these issues for you. Information on how to participate is at melissalesterolson.com. OPEN TO GA and FL RESIDENTS ONLY.

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EFT Tapping Group - ONLINE!

For dates and times, please see TappingWorks.org, a non-profit devoted to bringing EFT Tapping to clinicians and the community at large. This is a small, intimate introduction to EFT Tapping, a chance to ask questions, and practice as a group. Each group has a different topic and we hope you will learn something, get some relief, and even have a little fun. This group is led by a Tapping expert who is passionate, knowledgable and trained in EFT Tapping. Please join our community! We'd love to have you.

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Location

Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW
Online only
Atlanta, GA 30308
Call Melissa Lester Olson
(470) 206-2316
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW
Online only
The Villages, FL 32162
(470) 206-2316
Specialties
  • Women's Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Lesbian
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Coming Out Later in Life
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obesity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Black and African American
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • 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
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EFT Tapping
  • Energy Psychology
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integrative
  • Meditation Instruction
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

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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.
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Last Modified: 3 May 2021
Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Atlanta

Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW