Last updated: 5/3/2021

Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW (770) 313-7768
Last Updated: 5/3/2021
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Women's Therapist & Counselor Trauma, Eating Disorders, Coming Out Late Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues

Gender: Female/Female Identifying

Race Identity: White

Languages Spoken:

True healing, as opposed to simply coping, requires more than talk.  Healing requires connection.  And the processing (once and for all) of incompletely processed sources of distress in our lives. 

By combining talk therapy with somatic and neurological therapies that resolve trauma once and for all, relief is possible.  State of the art therapy has evolved over the last 20 years to combine insight-oriented talk therapy with somatic work and trauma resolution methods that engage the body and the mind.  With these transformative approaches - Meditation, EFT Tapping, Progressive Counting, Somatic focusing - it is possible to finally heal, make peace with your Self and live a meaningful life.

Women have always faced unique internal and external obstacles along their path to healing and wholeness.  I am committed to the emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being of women of all sizes and shapes, races and religions, sexual orientations, gender identifications, social standings and life experiences. 

Please review my website (, including my Appointments page.  There you will find detailed answers to most of your initial questions (fees, scheduling, superbills, cancellation policy).  If this feels like a good fit for you, please email me at to schedule a 20 minute consultation.  I look forward to connecting with you.

Warm regards, 


Focusing on:
Abuse and/or Neglect Anxiety/Panic Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Depression Eating Disorders Education/Personal Development Family Issues Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Multicultural Issues Phobias Postpartum Depression Psychosomatic Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Spiritual Stress Trauma/PTSD Women's Health Women's Issues Workplace Stress
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Aging Attachment Disorders Bipolar Disorders Couple or Marital Issues Disability Dissociative Disorders Dual Diagnosis Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Physical Illness/Impairment Self Abuse Spiritual/Religious Concerns Suicidal Thoughts
Office and Contact Information
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Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(770) 313-7768

Contact: Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW

Office Hours:
Mon11:00am – 8:00pm
Tue11:00am – 8:00pm
Wed11:00am – 8:00pm
Thu11:00am – 8:00pm
Fri11:00am – 8:00pm
Sat11:00am – 5:00pm
Sun11:00am – 5:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 10 days

Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW
Online only
The Villages, FL 32162
(770) 313-7768

Contact: Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
TueBy appointment
WedBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
FriBy appointment
SatBy appointment
SunBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 4 days

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: 2 Days

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (, etc.)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)
Weekend Office Hours


Years of Experience: 20

GA - LCSW [CSW003082]
FL - LCSW [Telehealth Only #707]

Credentials and Certifications:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $240
Couples: N/A
Group: $0
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Free Services:
10 minute video session
Brief Phone Consultation
Community Education
Information & Referral


Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Biracial Caregivers Children of Divorce College Students Entertainment Industry Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Obese or Overweight Step Families
AIDS/HIV+ Chronic Illness Diabetes Disabled First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Freelancers Gifted Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) Polyamorous Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Single Parents Suicidal Transgender Twins
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Body Centered Psychotherapy Eclectic Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping) Holistic Humanistic Integrative Medicine Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Narrative Therapy Psychodynamic Relational
Other theoretical approaches:
Behavioral Cognitive/Behavioral Contemplative Energy Therapy Ericksonian Evaluation/Diagnostic Existential Psychotherapy Expressive Therapy Feminist Gestalt Hypnosis Information and Referral Jungian Long-Term Parent Guidance Psycho-Educational Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Spiritual Counseling
Methods - focus areas:
Individual Online Therapy
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Group Peer Support
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Jewish Muslim Pagan
Hindu LDS/Mormon
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Arabic Asian Caribbean Hispanic
Armenian Brazilian Haitian Indian Irish Italian Native American Pacific Islander Portuguese Russian
Professional Associations
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) EFT International (EFTi) National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
Coming Out Later in Life - NOW ONLINE
It's not unusual for women's sexuality to shift or for women to delay Coming Out. Information on how to participate is at
Group Focus: Sexual Orientation
Life Transitions
Women's Issues
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Location: ONLINE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: (770) 313-7768
Meeting Time: From 3:30PM to 5:00PM
Meeting Frequency: On the second Saturday of the month

EFT Tapping Circle / ON HOLD
EFT Tapping Circle for Beginners, Practitioners and Experts - all are welcome. Please review my website for comprehensive information and to confirm meeting dates before planning to attend. Thank you.
Group Focus: Education/Personal Development
General Issues
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Location: Sage Counseling Center
2849-B Henderson Mill Road
Tucker, GA 30341
Phone: (770) 313-7768
Meeting Time: From 11:00AM to 12:30PM
Meeting Frequency: On the first Saturday of the month