Melissa True, Therapist in Texas — Zencare
Melissa Ann True
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Melissa Ann True

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Licensed Independent Social Worker - Clinical Practice, LISW-CP Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Texas, Maine, Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey, West Virginia, Massachusetts, Washington DC Accepting Online
Updated November 25, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Infertility counseling
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

Melissa True is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Fort Worth, TX. Melissa aims to give her clients the perspective and the tools they need to grow their mental health. By giving them these tools, clients can continue their journeys outside of session. Many of Melissa’s clients suffer from the impacts of anxiety, depression, and the aftereffects of trauma. Often, individuals who have experienced trauma will have difficulty connecting with others, sleeping at night, managing their emotions, and more. This can sometimes lead to substance abuse or toxic relationship dynamics.

Melissa’s approach to therapy draws from many different evidence-based therapy modalities, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She teaches clients techniques to decrease instances of becoming overwhelmed by their emotions, including deep breathing, distraction, and reflection. Clients also learn how to assess their thoughts for assumptions and cognitive distortions, which can lead to distressing emotions. She does this in a trauma-informed way, making sure that all clients feel safe during their sessions.

Melissa earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern Maine. She is a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, a Clinical Telemental Health Provider, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She takes a strengths-based perspective when she works with clients, emphasizing the role that each client’s unique strengths can play when it comes to growing mental health.


Message to clients

My goal is that my clients feel a good connection, can be open and honest and feel that they get real usable skills to utilize between sessions. I want clients to feel therapy is helpful not only a place to unload. My one request to clients is that you come with an open mind and a desire to take steps to create real sustainable change.

It is important that people don't settle for a therapist- if it doesn't work after the first, second or even the 10th session- be your own best advocate and keep searching! I promise the therapist won't be offended- as therapists we want our clients to get better, not to keep them on our caseloads forever!

I cannot wait to get to know you and see you grow! Welcome to therapy and to our work together!


Specialties

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

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

Infertility counseling - Understanding infertility interventions and solutions; support during decision-making processes; coping with fertility problems and pregnancy loss

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

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

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • American University Student Health Insurance (CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • AvMed
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
  • First Health
  • Georgetown University Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Howard University Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Medicare (through United Health)
  • Multiplan or PHCS
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Optum
  • Priority Health
  • Texas A&M University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Houston Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)
  • University of Texas at Austin Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $225 (60min)
  • Couples 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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-8pm
  • Tue 8am-8pm
  • Wed 8am-7pm
  • Thu 8am-7pm
  • Fri 8am-6pm
  • Sat 7am-1pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Maine)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-9pm
  • Tue 9am-9pm
  • Wed 9am-8pm
  • Thu 9am-8pm
  • Fri 9am-7pm
  • Sat 8am-2pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-9pm
  • Tue 9am-9pm
  • Wed 9am-8pm
  • Thu 9am-8pm
  • Fri 9am-7pm
  • Sat 8am-2pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (South Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-9pm
  • Tue 9am-9pm
  • Wed 9am-8pm
  • Thu 9am-8pm
  • Fri 9am-7pm
  • Sat 8am-2pm
  • Sun Closed

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 9am-9pm
  • Tue 9am-9pm
  • Wed 9am-8pm
  • Thu 9am-8pm
  • Fri 9am-7pm
  • Sat 8am-2pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-9pm
  • Tue 9am-9pm
  • Wed 9am-8pm
  • Thu 9am-8pm
  • Fri 9am-7pm
  • Sat 8am-2pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (West 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-9:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00-8:00pm
  • Fri 9:00-7:00pm
  • Sat 8:00-2:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
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-9:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
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-9:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years


University of Southern Maine, MSW, 2012
University of Maine, BSW, 2008


Licensure

Texas: 62198

Maine: LC15051

Florida: SW 13559

South Carolina: 14935

Virginia: LCSW-0904013536

New Jersey: 44SC06097400

West Virginia: TH00946274

Massachusetts: 125228

Washington DC: LC200002093


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Melissa responded to my emails immediately. The only negative was that since we are on a 2 hour time difference, the times she had available didn't work for my 17 year old daughter."
- Zencare client • May 2022

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