Melissa Abello


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

National Provider Identifier: 1841690567

Expertise lEVEL

Advanced Practice


$450/per month

Meet Melissa Abello

Counselor Competency

Counselors with the training, supervision, and experience to know how to help.

MyCounselor.Online has as its aim to be the gold standard in faith-based mental health. Our counselors are required to have undergraduate studies in theology, practical ministry, or psychology and have completed a graduate (master’s) degree in mental health (professional counseling, clinical social work, marriage & family therapy, etc.). 

  • We only hire around 2% of applicants
  • Require at least a Master’s Degree in Mental Health
  • 2-Year Post-Graduate Residency in Neuroscience Informed Christian Counseling® (NICC)
  • 400+ hours of Continuing Education each year

After submitting an application package that includes transcripts, references, and video responses to a structured interview, qualified candidates are invited into a multi-stage interview process. During the process candidates will meet with clinical supervisors, perform a mock therapy session, and participate in a training with the MyCounselor.Online clinical team. If advanced from the final interview with the Director of Clinical Services, candidates are offered a position on the clinical team and matriculated into the MyCounselor.Online residency. 

During residency counselors complete multiple rotations of clinical training and experience with specific populations, including individuals, couples, families, and teens. Specifically, residents are trained in the MyCounselor.Online proprietary model of care: Neuroscience Informed Christian Counseling® (NICC) as applied in practice with various presenting issues.  

The thorough training our counselors receive in a broad array of specialized rotations equips them to address counseling concerns ranging from the common to the complex.

Residency Training Rotations

RotationPresenting Issues
 Individual: Trauma-Informed Care 
Trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress & burnout, grief, aloneness, shame, insecurity, self-esteem, addictions, friendships, work dissatisfaction, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal ideation, childhood sexual abuse, spiritual abuse, spiritual stagnation
Couples: De-escalation & Attachment Bond Restructuring
Communication, trust, parenting, money, in-laws, expectations, roles
Couples: Sex Therapy
Sexless marriages, pain disorders, arousal disorders, desire differences
Couples: Sexual Addiction & Infidelity Recovery 
Porn & sex addiction, sexual affairs, emotional affairs
Couples: Dating & Premarital 
Premarital, family of origin concerns, relational expectations, commitment difficulties, compatibility questions, conflict resolution, wedding stressors, friend group conflicts
Family & Teen IssuesDivorced & blended family dynamics, teen development issues
Group Therapy DynamicsGroup work across a variety of focus areas
Personal Development CoachingCoaching for personal and professional development

A Note from Melissa

My desire is to help people be set free from their pain. I want them to live life to the fullest like in John 10:10. I have always had a deep passion for serving others through counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and have also served part time with Focus on the Family in Missouri doing martial intensive work. I am  also honored to serve as a supervisor here at MCO.

When counseling I usually work with individuals experiencing sexual addiction, grief, complex truama, and relationship issues. These are conditions that can be extremely hard to deal with on your own, so I long to be the one that comes alongside clients that need that extra person to support their journey.

I work very closely with couples that are having communication difficulty, dealing with affair recovery, struggling with sexual addiction and sex therapy. My heart is to help them come back to a place of love and safety in their relationship with each other and God. 

By choosing counseling you are taking that important step to healing, so let me be there to guide you to a place of redemption and healing between God, your spouse, and others.

The Proof


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

70 Reviews4.9 Stars

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