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LCSW Melanie Dalton

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Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

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Melanie Dalton is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: LCSW
Years in Practice: 9

Hi! Let me take a few minutes to share a little bit about myself and my education, professional background, and experiences. I have Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Sociology and decided to pursue a Master's of Social Work in graduate school. Once I graduated with my Masters, I started work for an adoption agency, where I worked specifically researching, developing treatment modalities, and eventually treating families and children dealing with adoption and attachment issues. This was awesome experience, and I learned skills that I have used throughout my career. I worked in the adoption and attachment field for 3 years, where I received clinical supervision and became licensed!

Many of my clients in that practice had dealt with trauma and loss in their lives. This prepared me for my next clinical setting, where I worked with adolescent boys and girls, living outside of their family of origin (for a variety of reasons). Doing this work, I honed my listening skills and was able to offer consistent support to my clients and even their families at times. Support was a new gift for many of my clients and even the most difficult adolescents typically didn't argue about going to therapy with Ms. Melanie!

After approximately 8 years of seeing adolescents and then training and supervising other therapists in that setting, I moved to the totally new setting of health care! I started working in a hospital doing discharge planning services. I left supervision, management, and training behind to just work with families in times of great stress and fear. Hospitals can be scary places if you don't work in one! Believe me, in the first few months, I looked up more vocabulary words on Google than I have in the past 20 years combined!

Thankfully, I found that I loved working in health care. Helping patients and their families navigate through the confusing language and stress in a hospital brought great reward for me as a professional. I started in healthcare in 2013 and have moved to a position where I no longer have direct contact with patients, which was the reason I started in the first place. Now, thanks to BetterHelp, I am looking forward to offering my skills and support to clients through this virtual platform!

My areas of expertise: anxiety, adoption, attachment issues, isolation, adolescents, life changes/stages, grief, loss. I have recently had significant training working with clients facing LGBTQ issues.

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 $35 to $80 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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Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Grief Self esteem Stress Anxiety Addictions LGBT Intimacy-related issues Parenting issues Anger management Career difficulties Bipolar disorder Depression Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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Melanie is a wonderful resource. She directed me to a Podcast calledTherapy Thoughts. That in turn led me to a spot-on book about self-compassion. I like her style and her calm way of engaging me. Thank you!

L.I.·Oct 11, 2021


I’ve only had two sessions at this point, but, I’m pleased and look forward to more.

J.U.·Sep 13, 2021


Melanie is the perfect counselor. She listens to me and shows a genuine care for what I’m going through. One of the best parts is she is able provide advice and thought provoking questions that allow me to work through my problems and make most discoveries for myself. Would highly recommend Melanie.

M.A.·Sep 03, 2021


Melanie has been a huge help at keeping me uplifted during a very heavy time in life and helping me navigate the issues that arise in an emotionally healthy way. She has validated me and made me feel heard. She’s been a solid choice for me once I needed, was willing to accept, and actually apply practical advice to my life. I highly recommend her!

C.A.·Aug 16, 2021


Melanie is great. She is the perfect mix of professional and personable. I love having someone to vent to who both listens and provides insight.

S.U.·Jun 26, 2021


Melanie is the sweetest and most down to earth person ever. She’s the best counselor/therapist I’ve ever had

C.R.·May 04, 2021


Melanie has been so helpful to me over the last 9 months. Going into therapy, I was worried about who I would be matched with and how/if I would or could become comfortable with them. Would they “get” me? Melanie quickly made me feel very comfortable and helped guide me in this process. She is very down to earth and easy to talk to. She listened very well and provided very helpful, logical, and validating feedback. I would definitely be stuck in some dark places without her support and feedback and I will forever be grateful for her.

A.N.·Apr 12, 2021


Caring and understanding counsellor who understands my concerns and keeps me on track.

S.U.·Mar 21, 2021


Very helpful and professional

C.A.·Mar 17, 2021


I have been working with Melanie for almost 7 months and she has changed my life. I am no longer afraid to face my issues. I feel comfortable in myself and am happy.

K.A.·Mar 12, 2021


Melanie is an awesome therapist. She has already helped me so much in just a few sessions. She's very supportive but also firm in what is best for you not just what is easiest for you to hear.

C.L.·Mar 04, 2021


She's an amazing counselor and knows how to help you through your issues/situations. I would recommend Melanie to a friend or colleague. She helped me through a lot and I appreciate what she's done for me! Thank you Melanie for everything!

A.D.·Feb 26, 2021


She’s great.

F.A.·Feb 11, 2021


Melanie is wonderful. She is caring and kind and understands when you might need to just talk and let things out versus be talked to. She helped me by being an outside viewer to my life offering perspective- unbelievably helpful during this year especially. Cannot recommend her enough, she's a great counselor!

B.E.·Dec 09, 2020


Melanie is amazing and helps me so much! It's so nice to have someone to talk to about things and she helps me see everything that's going on from a different perspective.

K.A.·Dec 06, 2020


Melanie has been amazing. Very responsive and relatable and able to guide me through the various topics that I want to cover. It’s been a real blessing to be able to work with her and this amazing platform.

B.A.·Nov 19, 2020


Melanie demonstrated such genuine empathy during our sessions. I feel understood, connected, and safe talking about the most vulnerable parts of myself. Her advice is always exactly what I need to hear, even if it’s a hard truth. I appreciate our sessions and how she brings new perspective and clarity to my situations.

T.A.·Oct 30, 2020


She is awesome!

L.O.·Aug 20, 2020


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