Last updated: 6/30/2020

Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW (770) 313-7768
Last Updated: 6/30/2020
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Mon: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Tue: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Wed: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Thu: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Fri: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sat: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Women's Therapy & Counseling& Advanced EFT Tapping Practitioner

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:
English

True healing - vs. simply coping - requires more than talk.  It requires connection - with Self and Others.  It requires combining talk therapy with somatic therapies that resolve trauma once and for all.  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.  With these transformative and healing approaches - Grounding, Meditation, Mindfulness, EFT Tapping, Progressive Counting and more - 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. 

I offer a safe healing space for Women, and specialize in Family of Origin Issues, Binge Eating and Emotional Eating, Coming Out Later in Life and other LGBTQ Issues, Relationship Issues, Work and Career Conflict, Trauma Resolution, Anxiety, Depression and Stress - all from a Woman-centered perspective.

Prior to reaching out, please read all of the information on my APPOINTMENTS page carefully.  

I am looking forward to connecting with you.  Please call me at 770-313-7768 or email me at my HIPAA compliant and encrypted email address melissa@melissalesterolson.com.  

Warm regards, 

Melissa

Specialties
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
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 Workplace Stress
Office and Contact Information
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Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW
621 North Avenue, NE
Building E
Atlanta, GA 30308  
https://melissalesterolson.com/
(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 – 7:00pm
Sat1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sun1:00pm – 5:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 2 weeks

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

Accessibility:
Ability to Schedule Sessions Online
Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (Doxy.me, etc.)
Telephone Counseling
Weekend Office Hours

Qualifications
Degrees:
MSW

Years of Experience: 20

Licensing:
GA - LCSW [003082]

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
Outreach

Insurance:

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 Freelancers Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Obese or Overweight Step Families
AIDS/HIV+ Chronic Illness Disabled First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) Polyamorous Single Parents Suicidal Transgender
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
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Group Online Therapy Supervision/Consultation
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)
Groups
Coming Out Later in Life - Women / ON HOLD
An Individual Consultation is required ($250.00) prior to attendance. Please check my website for more info and to confirm dates before planning to attend. Thank you.
Group Focus: Sexual Orientation
Life Transitions
Women's Issues
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
Support
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Female
Location: Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW
621 North Avenue, NE
Building E
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: (770) 313-7768
Meeting Time: From 3:30PM to 5:00PM
Meeting Frequency: On the first Saturday of the month

EFT Tapping Circle / ON HOLD
EFT Tapping Circle for Beginners, Practitioners and Experts - all are welcome. Please check my website for more info and to confirm meeting dates before planning to attend. Thank you.
Group Focus: Education/Personal Development
General Issues
Stress
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
Activity
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Any
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