Melissa Seiter, LPC, LCDC
Location: Flower Mound
Specialties: Substance abuse issues, mood and anxiety related issues, trauma informed-care, women’s issues, life transition issues and stress management
Age Group: 18+
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
- Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC)
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Since childhood, I have always enjoyed helping others, whether it was swinging with the new kid on the playground, sharing my snacks or colors, crafting something for my friends, or fostering kittens. My friends and family have known me for my patience, perseverance, transparency, and my love for four-legged felines, including my parents who acquiesced to me bringing home a whole litter of kittens and their momma to foster.
My passion towards the helping profession with humans began as an early adolescent struggling with my own mental health issues as well as the challenges of my loved ones and learning how to navigate healthily within my family system. As a young adult, I immediately transitioned from high school into college to acquire my bachelors degree in psychology with the intentions of later becoming a counselor. Prior to graduating, I found myself working in the field of research, honing in on my attention to detail and love of organization. I spent time learning and growing in the field of research, from research assistant to clinical coordinator, working with studies related to healthy diet and exercise, pharmaceutical trials, and anxiety and depression. However after working five years in research, I knew it was time to transition back to school and continue my journey to becoming a counselor.
With a desire to learn as much as possible, I turned a two year program into a four-year program, educating myself not only in doing individual therapy, but groups, couples, families, and addictions. This passion to learn and expand my versatility continued as I started my internship working within the HIV and LGBTQ community at the Resource Center Dallas, volunteering working with women with substance abuse issues, providing initial clinical assessments and level of care recommendations for adolescents and their families, and then working with dual diagnosis issues within the criminal justice system and homeless populations for the past seven years. Throughout my career thus far, I have picked up some experience with navigating the managed care system, from obtaining insurance authorizations to providing authorizations for all levels of care for clients. Although I still enjoy caring for my four-legged fur babies and supporting other kitties in need, I am now also the mother of two beautiful little humans who brighten my world and ignited my passion for supporting a variety of challenges that come with motherhood and women’s issues. I believe everyone has the potential to achieve optimum wellness, but no one is a one-size fits all. This I have learned and continue to remind myself in my life, both professionally and personally. Growth and change can come with its own set of challenges and I look forward to having the opportunity to provide a safe and warm environment without judgement to explore and collaborate with you on your journey.