Melissa Taylor, Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri

Melissa Taylor, LPC

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I am a psychotherapist with a particular passion for working with lesbian, gay, queer, and transgender populations.

Part of what I do is to help people develop tools that help them to cope better and be happy in the moment. I also believe that for longer lasting peace and joy though, it often requires going deeper and looking at how the various components within us came into being and then helping those parts to heal.

Do you feel like there is something getting in the way of living the life that you want to live? Maybe it is anxiety, past traumas, relationships with unhealthy dynamics, questioning your gender and/or sexual orientation, or just conflicting thoughts & feelings within you? I have experience helping people through the journey of exploring their own parts to figure out what they want and working through inner struggles that may be getting in the way. My hope for everyone is that they find more peace, strength, and joy in life.

I have an eclectic approach. I utilize Mindfulness-based, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive-Behavioral, Emotion-Focused, EMDR, and other approaches depending on the needs of the client. I am currently only offering video/telehealth sessions.

I often hear that I bring peace to tense situations and a feeling of acceptance. I intentionally combine acceptance of one's thoughts & feelings with the goal of changing what is no longer working for a person. Together, we can work on changing old thought patterns and behaviors to produce a life more like what you want. Contact me for a free telephone consultation to determine if I would be a good fit for you.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Gender Identity
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Lgbtqia+
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Professional Counselor
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
University of Houston-Clear Lake
M.A.-Behavioral Science, Clinical Psychology