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LCSW, NSW-C, CCTP Melissa Torres

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Melissa Torres is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: LCSW, NSW-C, CCTP
Years in Practice: 14
State: VA

You deserve to live a life that is balanced, fulfilling & meaningful. With the stressors & pressures of our society, it can be difficult to navigate your life’s roadmap. Therapy gives you the tools to learn from your past, be mindful in the present & pave the way for a brighter future. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, or other issues that interfere with your personal well-being, psychotherapy can help you access your innate ability to heal & thrive. I have 14 years' experience empowering individuals & couples impacted by grief, illness, trauma & addiction.

My education & experience in the healthcare/mental health industries allows me to approach client issues from a global, integrative perspective. I'm trained in psychoanalytical, cognitive & dialectical behavior therapies. I partner with each client to develop an individualized wellness plan that helps in facilitating sustainable, positive life changes.

Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma or a change in health, I feel your struggle is a valiant one worthy of respect, understanding & compassion. I would be honored if you chose to take that first step towards wellness with me.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Stress Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Grief Depression Relationship issues Family conflicts Intimacy-related issues Self esteem Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
Languages Spoken
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Reviews for Melissa Torres

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37 Reviews
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Melissa has opened the door for me to be able to authentically participate in my own healing, despite difficult feelings which often rise to the surface. Her expertise and genuine interactions serve to validate my experience, challenge my thinking, and create space for developing self-love and self-acceptance.

L.A.·Nov 02, 2021


Melissa is helping me live a whole life

A.D.·Oct 06, 2021


Melissa is the best counselor I've ever had. She makes me feel heard, respected, valued, accepted, and safe. She is truly a wealth of knowledge and every session I learn something new. I feel so lucky that I matched with Melissa.

I.S.·Sep 30, 2021


I highly recommend M Torres. She is incredible at her job, and she broke down walls that I never even known I had put up. She takes time to get to the root issues and helps empower you. I feel like I was a completely different person before I met her, and I’m so thankful for her. 10/10 recommend!!

B.E.·Aug 22, 2021


My therapist had made me enjoy therapy unlike my past therapist and she is very kind and her self during our sessions. She has helped me through a lot and I really appreciate her.

M.A.·May 31, 2021


Words can't express my gratitude for Melissa. She is the perfect mix of personable and professional. She was great at reading me and offering various tools to help navigate my challenges. I can't speak highly enough of her.

S.H.·May 26, 2021


Melissa is very professional, and helped me when I was in a dark time of my life. She takes the time to hear me and my concerns and gives very helpful guidance to fix whatever I come to her with. 10/10

N.I.·May 13, 2021


Melissa has been such a great therapist. She's supportive and I feel like she really gets me. Whether it's by text or video appointment I feel like she has given me insight and help. It's been a great experience working with her. She's invested and really cares.

J.U.·May 11, 2021


I am having a wonderful experience. I have started my online therapy last year because my depression and anxiety got much worse, and Melissa has been really helpful. What I appreciate the most of her is that she uses her expertise in an emphatic way. When you talk to her YOU KNOW she is listening and that she really cares about her patients. I feel grateful to being helped by her during this pandemic.

N.I.·May 07, 2021


Melissa is wonderful. She sees me and respects me but gently pushes me to where I need to go. I highly recommend her.

L.A.·Apr 08, 2021


I will forever be grateful to my counselor for the wisdom and guidance she has given to me. I 100% recommend M. Torres as she is very intuitive and great at getting to the root issues. She has helped me break through many barriers that I didn't even know I had. She is by far the best counselor/therapist I have ever had.

B.E.·Apr 01, 2021


Mrs. Torres is very attentive and really cares about your issues.

R.O.·Mar 15, 2021


I have been in and out of therapy offices since I was a kid. Throughout that time I’ve felt like my therapist or counselors didn’t understand me. Like they would give advice that was not sustainable. like the world will eventually become a rainbow and all will be well. With Melissa I feel heard and I know that life will suck some days but I’m strong enough to be able to navigate through those days. Melissa gets to understand her patients and teaches them ways to live life without her and that’s what therapy is for. To get to a point where you can identify your triggers and question which thoughts are valid and which aren’t. She gives you the tools to start living. I am grateful for that. Anyone would be lucky to have her help them in this crazy journey called life!

F.A.·Feb 10, 2021


Very thoughtful and responsive. I appreciate her straightforwardness. Very empathetic. Very friendly.

A.I.·Jan 19, 2021


Very professional, knows what she’s doing!

G.O.·Jan 19, 2021


Melissa was the best counselor I could have asked for in my case. I'm so happy I was able to work with her. She gave me really useful tools to treat my anxiety and mental health, and it gave me the space I needed to find my peace. Thank you so much!

G.E.·Jan 12, 2021


I have been working with Melissa for about a month. I will say that she is God sent and truly gifted. She gets it. She gets me. She gets my issues. I am happy to have her during this difficult time.

S.H.·Jan 10, 2021


She has been great!

C.H.·Jan 10, 2021


Melissa has a very unauthoritative and friendly approach, which enables you to express your vulnerabilities and feelings in an environment that is nonjudgemental. Not only does Melissa display great knowledge in her field of work, she also portrays a level of understanding from her own lived experiences and how they inform her practise, which is comforting and reassuring! Melissa uses both a very theoretical and personal approach during sessions which enables anxiety stuffer to understand both the biological side of anxiety, as well as the cognitive, which makes everything a little less scary! I have been doing therapy with Melissa for just over two months, and although I would say I’m not yet quite near recovery (although Melissa has taught me that I’m very hard on myself so this may not be the case) my anxiety has reduced significantly. I look forward to each session Melissa and would recommend Melissa to anyone seeking support with their anxiety!

P.O.·Jan 06, 2021


She is kind, caring, and overall been helpful in helping me understanding my issues. I cannot recommend her enough.

I.A.·Nov 12, 2020


I am relieved to have found a therapist that listens and provides useful help. We have been in only a handful of sessions, but I am feeling like the our sessions are productive. I really appreciate her compassion and commitment. Thank you

J.A.·Nov 08, 2020


She had a wonderful bedside manner. She listens and communicates in a way that helpful and firm without it feeling condescending or overbearing. I'm so glad I found her!

T.E.·Oct 27, 2020


Melissa is great therapist so far she makes did deep within yourself to understand why you have certain thoughts. She’s been proving great exercises for me to help my thoughts process when it comes to negative thinking. I’m already feeling better and it’s just the beginning. I can’t wait to continue my journey and looking forward to the outcome. I highly recommend her if you have General Anxiety and tend to think about negative thoughts.

J.A.·Oct 10, 2020


I have just starting working with Melissa and she seems to be kind, caring, and informative. I appreciate her assistance.

T.O.·Sep 27, 2020


Melissa takes the time to listen and encourages me to look outside of my comfort zone.

A.S.·Sep 17, 2020


Ms.Torres is kind and understanding. She listens to your problems and finds the best fit solution or advice; solutions one can apply to their lives. At times it even feels like we’re friends because she makes you feel comfortable.

K.E.·Sep 08, 2020


Melissa Torres is a wonderful therapist. She listens and understands my needs. Very knowledgeable and kind. I look forward to our next session.

L.I.·Sep 06, 2020


She’s super responsive and lovely!

T.E.·Sep 04, 2020


So far Melissa is a great match for me and my needs! She is understanding and patient. She makes me feel comfortable so I can be very honest. She offers realistic solutions to my issues. I would recommend!

N.A.·Sep 01, 2020


She's great! A very good listener with great insight!

M.E.·Aug 18, 2020


I enjoyed my session with Ms. Torres! She helped me gain perspective and insight.

S.H.·Aug 11, 2020


She's helped me a lot even just with a few sessions. You can tell she geniuely cares about you and your well-being.

F.R.·Aug 05, 2020


She's fantastic ! Very nice, kind and understanding, without being judgmental. Knows when to speak the painful truth but with love. Her life experiences mean she's someone who doesn't just have the head knowledge but have also lived it. Thanks again !

D.A.·Aug 03, 2020


I m thanks for putting her as my counselor, we were talking, she listens to me, and give me option. I very happy with her

O.X.·Jul 31, 2020


Melissa is extremely helpful and a great listener. In the short time we have conversed, she has made me feel very comfortable.

J.E.·Jul 16, 2020


She’s been great since day one. Good listener, impressive skills and extremely supportive.

M.J.·Jul 14, 2020


Melissa is such an attentive listener and helps me remind myself that I’m not crazy. She helps me feel optimistic and hopeful and never uncomfortable about my trauma. I am very thankful for her and wouldn’t want to change to anyone else ever.

K.A.·Jul 13, 2020


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