Melissa Davis, Therapist in Virginia — Zencare
Melissa  Davis
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Melissa Davis

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Virginia, North Carolina Accepting Online

Please reach out to me about specific availability due to my schedule changing day to day to accommodate client's availability.

Updated June 22, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Melissa J. Davis is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. Mrs. Davis specializes in adjustment difficulties & disorders, general and social anxiety, depression, college & graduate student mental health, life transitions and relationship issues.

Mrs. Davis is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (how our thoughts, feelings and behaviors affect each other), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (committing to behavior changes) as well as Systems Therapy (you have multiple roles) and Motivational Interviewing (finding your motivation). Mrs. Davis prefers to use a mixture of approaches based on what the client is experiencing.

Mrs. Davis has had numerous specialized trainings throughout her 12 years as a therapist. Mrs. Davis has been nationally-trained in Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS-I, SPARCS-ST, SPARCS-G), Structured Sensory Intervention for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents (SITCAP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strengthen Families Program. Mrs. Davis has also received Certifications in Play Therapy and Substance Abuse Therapy.


Message to clients

Life is tough! I recognize and understand that sometimes life knocks us down or throws us a curveball. Every now and then it can make it hard to get out of bed, ignoring our everyday responsibilities. Sometimes it can make us very anxious, worrying all the time if the decisions we're making are the right ones. Making difficult transitions in life (i.e. what college to go to, what job to accept and am I in the right relationship) can be stressful. Therapy is a great opportunity to get a new perspective, to increase self-esteem and to feel more confident in the decisions we are making and reframing those automatic negative thoughts.

I know that asking for help is a difficult process. It can be scary to trust another adult with your secrets, past traumas and current struggles. I know that you are not taking this decision lightly. Please know that I will be there for you, through every step of the way. I will help guide you and provide a safe space for you to express yourself.

You may ask, "What should I expect in sessions"? I will always do my absolute best to support you along your therapeutic journey as your therapist. I like for my sessions to be very laid back, comfortable and friendly. I believe in establishing therapeutic boundaries however I also believe in being ourselves in session, laughing and doing the hard work together.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Melissa Davis is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $85 - $125
  • Initial session: $175 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $175 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Fri 8:30am-11:30am
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Fri 8:30am-11:30am
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years



Licensure

Virginia: 0701010824

North Carolina: 10180


Languages

English