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About Melissa

Melissa Brentlinger is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy and maintains a private practice in the Harlingen-Brownsville TX area.

With over 25 years experience as a licensed professional counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist, Melissa is passionate about her work. She is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a master's degree in Christian Education and a second master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. Melissa also is trained in EMDR. She currently serves in private practice in the Rio Grande Valley area. Among her areas of expertise are treating anxiety, depression, PTSD and relationship issues.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Melissa has presented at conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of Eating Disorders, Communication and Health. She previously trained volunteer grief counselors and currently trains professionals about the impact of hoarding tendencies on family dynamics.

Melissa is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling
Master of Arts in Christian Education
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Texas Licensed Professional Counselor
Texas Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Additional Training
Extensive EMDR, Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training

Professional Membership
American Counseling Associaton

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