I am a female psychotherapist in Atlanta specializing 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 Talk therapy, Meditation and Mindfulness, EFT Tapping, Hypnotherapy and various other methods.  I am also certified in The Anderson Method ®, a highly structured program that addresses overeating and overweight.

Together we will help you to listen inward, to hear your own true voice, perhaps for the first time, 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. 

I am currently accepting new clients and invite you to contact me by phone or by email.

melissa lester olson, msw, lcsw

a women's psychotherapy practice


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


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 one - an opening of the door between where you are now and what you are moving toward - "Don't go back to sleep," as Rumi wrote.  "You must ask for what you really want."  Deepening your relationship with Self is a very real transformation.