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Melissa Friesenhahn, MA, LPC

Office: Alamo Counseling, LLC
1015 Central Parkway North, Suite 145
San Antonio, TX 78232
Phone: (210) 307-8770
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Profession: Professional Counselor/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Telehealth (Video/Phone) Therapy
Marriage / Couple Counseling
Individual Counseling
Adolescent Counseling
Child-Adult Counseling
Practice Description: I offer affordable counseling in north San Antonio with day, evening, and Saturday appointments available.

It has been a privilege to assist children, adolescents, adults, and families in times of changes, uncertainty, adjustments, and struggles. There are many different reasons to seek counseling. Some reasons are to understand yourself and others better, improve communication, assist with marital changes, and difficult life changes or moments.

I use an eclectic approach to counseling. This means that I am trained in numerous therapeutic approaches. In a counseling session we will explore emotional and cognitive barriers, past and present relationships, and collaboratively devise therapy goals. I would like to help assist you in a safe and therapeutic environment to provide some tools, support, or coping and problem solving skills in a nonjudgmental and caring environment.

Life throws us curves sometimes and we may feel stuck due to behaviors, influences, and circumstances. I work with individuals who are struggling with a variety of circumstances. Some are addiction, anger management, anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, ADD, mood disorders, conflict resolution, coping skills, relaxation techniques, stress management, communication skills, relationship issues, marriage concerns, career development, grief, infertility issues, gay/lesbian, obsessive compulsive, and post traumatic stress disorder.

Couples come into my office with anxiety, hurt, pain, disappointment, stuck, unhappy, unmet needs, sadness, alone, and many other concerns and feelings. I appreciate all my couples and understand the difficulties of sharing your struggles. I would like to provide you with some tools, insight, understanding, and communication skills to help assist you in creating the type of relationship you desire.

I enjoy working with couples and may use Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and PREPARE & ENRICH for couples. I am a counselor for premarital, marriage, and relationship counseling. I have completed Level 1 & 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I am also an Emotionally Focused Therapist. I may use these skills to provide counseling.

I also have over 8 years of experience working in an educational setting as a certified school counselor and a certified teacher. Many of the children refer to me as Mrs. Friese (Mrs. Freeze). I work with children and adolescents on a variety of issues. Some of the issues are adjusting to family changes, divorce, academic issues, adjustment difficulties, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, career exploration, grief, relaxation techniques, stress management, and social skills. I may use play, talk, or art therapy in my counseling sessions depending on the need of the child or adolescent and situation.

I can provide ADD questionnaire for parents. The results can then be taken to the pediatrician, family doctor, or psychiatrist.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Couple & Marriage Counseling
Life Concerns & Transitions
Relationship Issues
Adjustment Disorder
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Ethnic/Cultural Issues
Infertility Issues
Life Transitions
Personal Growth
Stress Management
Women's Issues
Social Concerns & Issues
Children and Adolescent Counseling
Age Specialties: Children
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Gottman Model
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Education: MA Counseling
University of Texas San Antonio, 2002

BA Psychology
University of Texas San Antonio, 2000
License #: 59258
License State: Texas
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Gottman Level 1&2, School Counselor, Emotionally Focused Therapist
Professional Affiliations:
Psychology Today
American Counseling Association
All About Counseling
Lifetime Member of ICEEFT
Fee Schedule: $98.00 - 165.00
Accepted Insurance: Aetna
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
OON ValueOptions
OON United Behavioral Health
Insurance and Billing Instructions: Aetna
Private Pay
United Behavioral Health OON
ValueOptions OON
Office Hours: days, evening, and weekend appointment available
Driving Directions: 281 N exit Winding Way/Oak Shadows Drive, stay on access road, make a left on Central Parkway North (which is the street in front of Alamo Cafe),

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Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  No
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Public Transportation:  Yes

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