Melissa Benedict, MA, LPC, NCC

Verified by GLPG

You are the expert of your life. You are the captain of your ship, but every good captain can use a dedicated and knowledgeable crew. That’s where I come in. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I’m here to help you maneuver around barriers, highlight your strengths, and determine how to use those strengths to navigate your ship where you want it to go.

I have been providing services to children, adolescents, and families in the field of child welfare since 2009. I specialize in issues related to foster care, adoption, trauma, PTSD, and grief and loss. I am also experienced working with depression, anxiety, anger management, self-esteem, career issues, and much more. I have an integrative counseling style that incorporates elements from Strength-based Solution-focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy. I’m also trained and experienced with Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Starting therapy can be scary and intimidating, but it can also be empowering and uplifting. Contact me and I can address any questions and concerns you have. Together, we can get your ship back on the course you have planned.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna/Cofinity
  • BCBS
  • BCN
  • Beacon Health Options BHO/VO
  • Humana Military (Tricare East)
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • TriWest (VA/Veteran's Affairs)
  • UBH
  • Ulliance EAP
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.


  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Child Counseling
  • Depression
  • Family Counseling
  • Grief Counseling
  • Parenting
  • PTSD
  • Stress
  • Teen Therapy