Melissa Abello

MA, LPC

Melissa Abello has a Masters in Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), holding her license in Missouri.

Location

Columbia Office

Online Video Therapy

rate

$195/per session

Get to Know Melissa

Melissa is an Advanced Practice Clinician, with over 5,000 hours of clinical experience. She specializes in marriage counseling, affair recovery counseling, sexual addiction counseling, infertility counseling, anxiety & depression therapy, and parenting and family therapy.

Marriage Counseling

If you’re experiencing a marital crisis, I’m here to help. My passion is helping couples just like you resolve conflict, improve communication, and solve any other problems that are causing pain in your relationship. I’ll work with you to reclaim the happy, healthy marriage you both want.

Affair Recovery

Infidelity is one of the most devastating things that can happen to any marriage. For many couples, it seems almost impossible to overcome the intense pain, anger, and sense of betrayal. But recovery is possible. You have my commitment to work with you, step by step, through the hard work of healing your relationship after an affair.

Sexual Addition Counseling

I’ve seen first-hand the toll that sexual addiction can take on your relationships and your own emotional health. That’s why I’m so passionate about working with individuals and couples to break free from the pain of sexual addiction and enjoy a happier life.

Anxiety & Depression Therapy

If you’re suffering from anxiety or depression, you want nothing more than to be free. I’m here to provide you with counseling and information to help you overcome the debilitating symptoms of depression or anxiety so you can find renewed happiness in your life.

Infertility Counseling

For couples who long to become loving parents, infertility can be one of the most heartbreaking ordeals to go through. I work with couples to address underlying issues and explore different options for starting a family.

Parenting & Family Therapy

I’m passionate about helping families thrive through counseling. Whether your kids are struggling with problems at home, school, or with peers, or if you’re dealing with conflicts caused by divorce or blended family relationships, I’m here to help you overcome these challenges.

Meet Melissa Abello

A Note from Melissa

I am especially passionate about working with individuals experiencing anxiety, sexual addiction, depression, challenges with parenting, and relational conflict. I also work heavily with couples experiencing communication difficulty, affair recovery, sexual addiction, infertility, and parenting challenges.

I am deeply passionate about serving others through counseling. My desire is to help people be set free from their pain, so that they can truly live life to the full (John 10:10). I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Assumption College in Worcester, MA and a Master’s Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Stephens College in Columbia, MO. My husband and I serve as ministers and currently reside in Columbia, MO. I am also certified in Good Enough Parenting workshops. I also serve part time with Focus on The Family in Branson, MO doing marital intensive work.

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Columbia Office

Contact Details

3610 Buttonwood Dr, Columbia, MO, USA, Ste 200
Columbia, Missouri 65201
573-298-6915

Hours

Monday9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Testimonials

Melissa Abello is an amazing counselor. She is the best listener and very wise beyond her years. She is full of Godly insight and compassion.

Andrea L.

Columbia Office

3610 Buttonwood Dr, Columbia, MO, USA, Ste 200
Columbia, Missouri 65201
573-298-6915

70 Reviews4.9 Stars

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Melissa really makes you feel like you are being heard. In a short amount of time you feel like you are speaking to someone you knew your whole life and she really cares for your best interest.

Marcus J.

Columbia Office

3610 Buttonwood Dr, Columbia, MO, USA, Ste 200
Columbia, Missouri 65201
573-298-6915

70 Reviews4.9 Stars

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Melissa Abello has proven to be one of the most compassionate, empathetic and wisest individuals…She has helped me make tremendous progress in overcoming shame and anxiety.

Meg C.

Columbia Office

3610 Buttonwood Dr, Columbia, MO, USA, Ste 200
Columbia, Missouri 65201
573-298-6915

70 Reviews4.9 Stars

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Melissa Abello is incredible! I would trust her with any information about me because I know that she’s not only confidential but nonjudgmental.

Jasmine T.

Columbia Office

3610 Buttonwood Dr, Columbia, MO, USA, Ste 200
Columbia, Missouri 65201
573-298-6915

70 Reviews4.9 Stars

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Melissa is an amazing person and truly cares about the well being of her clients. She is a compassionate, patient, and has helped me to have a better outlook on life.

Bob G.

Columbia Office

3610 Buttonwood Dr, Columbia, MO, USA, Ste 200
Columbia, Missouri 65201
573-298-6915

70 Reviews4.9 Stars

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