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



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

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 that is speaking your own Truth 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 relationship with Self.  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.

Stress of any kind can be overwhelming and can 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 best path with your own best wisdom. 

When we become more deeply connected to Self, we become more deeply connected to our own personal Truth.  And from this place, we experience the world in a whole new way - in a peaceful, grounded and meaningful way.

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

a women's psychotherapy practice