Dr. Melissa M Sisco

Psychologist, PhD


Verified by Psychology Today
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(704) 233-7526 Website

Dr. Melissa M Sisco

Psychologist, PhD


Verified by Psychology Today


Gastonia, NC 28056
(704) 233-7526
Offers online therapy
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I hope that this message found you ready to let go of the patterns that ail you and prepared to embrace something new. You do not have to suffer not one day longer, we can navigate it together and I can be with you sitting in your closet or in sweat pants petting your dog healing. If you are feeling stuck, uncertain of how or if therapy can even help, like the last man standing, judged or alienated, this is your place to be celebrated and accepted for all of who you are. A good therapy session realigns your inner compass and enhances the things that make you EXTRAordinary. Lets connect, big personality, and complex trauma welcomed.
I offer real-world coping skills that are CBT, DBT, Gottman Method, ACT, and CPT informed. Once we have those skills, the magic is in the spaces in between, I tend to focus on this concept of dusting off, polishing, and gluing back together all the pieces of self we hide or lost touch with to reignite that globe of light inside that some refer to as psyche
Whatever time of day this is, I know when you need help, you need it now. Feel free to schedule a time now through my websites online scheduling tool. This is a one-stop shop, we will handle all aspects of care here to streamline the process. You can do this, I'm here to help.


  • Cost per Session: $160 - $300
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Zelle
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Years in Practice: 18 Years
  • License: North Carolina / 5735
  • School: University of Arizona
  • Year Graduated: 2011
Appalachian mountains tending horses to the west side of Chicago running violence disruption, life experience is a master class.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: ASPPB PsyPact (e.passport)
  • Certificate Date: 2021


Gastonia, NC 28056
(704) 233-7526
Offers online therapy
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Family Conflict
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Offender management
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Conversational spanish
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


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Last Modified: 16 Nov 2022
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Dr. Melissa M Sisco

Psychologist, PhD