Melissa Abbott-Mathew, LPC
Education & Experience
Melissa earned a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology (with a Marriage and Family Specialization) from The University of Texas at Tyler. She has experience in many different clinical settings such as MHMR, a therapeutic residential boarding school for struggling teens, and most recently has been in private practice. Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and has extensive experience with children and teenagers that includes academic testing. Melissa's experience includes adults, couples counseling, and family therapy.
Interests & Specialties
Melissa is trained and excels in traditional therapy types including: family systems, CBT, and trauma resolution. Melissa is equally able to integrate faith based counseling, upon request, as part of the change process. She has experience with depression, trauma, anxiety, abuse, stress-management, self-esteem, school issues, self-harm, emotional and behavioral issues, social skills, autism spectrum, parenting, couples, and family issues. Melissa considers her career a privilege as she is able to walk with clients on their journey of healing and understands that the counseling relationship is a powerful method for change. Melissa believes that client strengths are primary when approaching problems and empowering clients as experts in their own lives is key to wellness.
Melissa is a newlywed and before living in Houston lived and worked in East Texas. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys spending time with family, traveling, reading, gardening, landscaping, and hanging out with her dogs.