a women's psychotherapy practice


           The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.     Joseph Campbell



I am a female psychotherapist specializing - for over 10 years - in the treatment of Women's issues, with a strong focus on Disordered Eating, Shifting Sexuality, and Coming Out Later in Life.

My approach to our work together is a mixture of Psychodynamic therapy, Meditation and Mindfulness, Clinical EFT Tapping, and Clinical Hypnotherapy.  In addition, I am certified in The Anderson Method ®, a highly structured program that addresses overeating and overweight.

Together we will help you listen inwardly, to hear your own voice and to support you as you step fully, deservingly, and joyfully into your truest Self. 

Each and every one of us deserves nothing less than a peaceful and joyful way of being.  Come find your peace.  You have always deserved it.


So often, the very obstacles that we believe are holding us back are, in fact, the teachers we must learn from before we can move on.

In addition, both good stress and "bad" stress can be overwhelming and make it difficult for us to make good choices, or even to see that we have choices at all.

Good therapy will not provide you with someone else's answers.  Good therapy will guide you in finding your own path, your own wisdom and your own truth.

Becoming more deeply connected to Self enables us to discover our own sources of joy and meaning.  And from this place, we become more deeply connected to everyone and everything around us. 

The process of therapy is an intentional step - an opening of the door between where you are now and where you will stand - fully and completely - in your truest Self.  Deepening your relationship with Self is a very real transformation.

melissa lester olson, msw, lcsw