Melissa Friesenhahn MA, LPC

Melissa Friesenhahn MA, LPC

1 hire on Thervo
11 years in business

About this pro


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. 

MARRIAGE & COUPLE COUNSELING                     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 and PREPARE & ENRICH for couples. I am a certified PREPARE & ENRICH Counselor for premarital, marriage, and relationship counseling. I have completed Level 1 & 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I may use these skills to provide counseling.  I am a board member for the San Antonio Emotionally Focused Community.


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.

                                                                                      ADULTS / INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING                               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.


Child Counseling

Adolescent Counseling

Marriage Counseling

Couple Counseling

Adult Counseling

Individual Counseling

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Counseling for help with.....

Academic Issues


Adjustment Issues


Anger Management






Communication Skills

Conflict Resolution

Coping Skills





Infertility Issues

Life Coaching



Marriage Concerns

Mood Disorders

Obsessive Compulsive


Self Esteem

Social Skills

Stress Management

Relationship Issues

Relaxation Techniques

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San Antonio, TX 78232
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