My name is Mellisa Gooden, founder of A Good Place For Help. I am a Dually Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). My training and clinical experience includes treating children, teens, adults, couples, and families. I have served clients providing care in various settings such as: schools, substance abuse treatment centers, outpatient clinics, non for profit agencies, private practice and in home. I use an individualized therapeutic approach that values each client’s strengths and uniqueness. I am truthful, kindhearted, and supportive which enables me to present a safe and peaceful counseling experience.I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families restore clarity, calm and wellness.Some areas of specialty include: Child/Adolescent, Behavioral Issues, ADHD, Relationship issues, Couples/Marriage Counseling, Play/Art Therapy, Family Conflict, Self Esteem, School Performance, Parenting, Trauma, Stress Management, Depression, Anger Management, Life Coaching, and Anxiety.What makes my practice and counseling experience unique is that my aim is to help all individuals’ live optimal lives. My approach isn’t solely focused on issues or problems but rather helping others be and live their best.