Melissa Friesenhahn MA, LPC
Couples come into my office with anxiety, hurt, pain, disappointment, stuck, unhappy, unmet needs, sadness, alone, and many other concerns and feelings. I appreciate all my couples and understand the difficulties of sharing your struggles. I would like to provide you with some tools, insight, understanding, and communication skills to help assist you in creating the type of relationship you desire.
I enjoy marriage and couple counseling. I use Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy ("EFT"), and PREPARE & ENRICH. I may use a combination of these skills to provide counseling with my couples.
I also have over 8 years of experience working in an educational setting as a certified school counselor and a certified teacher. I enjoy counseling children and adolescents on a variety of issues. Some of the issues are adjusting to family changes, divorce, academic issues, adjustment difficulties, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, career exploration, grief, relaxation techniques, stress management, and social skills.
I may use play, talk, or art therapy in my counseling sessions depending on the need and situation of the child or adolescent.
Life throws us curves sometimes and we may feel stuck due to behaviors, influences, and circumstances. I enjoy counseling individuals who are struggling with a variety of circumstances. Some areas of concern are addiction, anger management, anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, ADD, mood disorders, conflict resolution, coping skills, relaxation techniques, stress management, communication skills, relationship issues, marriage concerns, career development, grief, infertility issues, gay/lesbian, obsessive compulsive, and post traumatic stress disorder.
I may use a combination of Cognitive Behavior therapy, Mindfulness, and others to provide counseling.
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San Antonio counseling in north San Antonio with day, evening, and Saturday appointments available.
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Gottman Method Couples Therapy
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