Melissa Lester Olson (she/her)


Specializing in Women’s Issues. Talk therapy + EFT Tapping, Meditation, Hypnosis, more. Private Pay Only / No Insurance Accepted.

Psychotherapist in Atlanta, GA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

My clients are women aged 18-80. They struggle with family of origin issues, boundaries, creating a sense of Self, eating/body/food/weight issues, sexual orientation issues, work/life balance, cultivating and maintaining meaningful relationships, anxiety, stress and depression. My clients understand that talk therapy alone doesn't always get us where we need to go and that it is necessary at times to integrate other approaches into our work together. Private pay only / No insurance accepted.

My Background and Approach

My personal background includes being raised outside of the USA, and because of this I have always had a great appreciation for and interest in people from all cultures different than my own. I welcome women from all places, races, religions, cultures, and experiences, including socioeconomic experiences. I always offer 2-4 sliding scale or pro bono slots in my calendar as part of my own personal and professional ethos. These slots are all currently taken. The foundation of my therapy work is based in my own personal therapy journey of almost 30 years and includes psychodynamic talk therapy, meditation, EFT Tapping, hypnosis, and specific trauma resolution skills. I believe that the relationship between the client and the therapist is the foundation of all good therapy work, and the single most important factor in healing. I am happy to be able to share with you tools that you will be able to use immediately on your own, as well as tools that we will use together in therapy.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Our humanity must be front and center if we are to live a meaningful life. Connection to Self and connection to Others is essential for physical and mental well-being. Healing and wholeness is possible. We all need more joy in our lives. Faith, religion, spirituality is all sacred, personal and individual. We are here, in this incarnation, to fill ourselves up as much as possible, so that from the excess and overflow, we may give back to the world that much more. These are all beliefs that have been passed on to me, and values that I work to live by.

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Taoism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 15 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $240 - 240/session


770-313-7768 Email Melissa
621 North Avenue, NE
Building E
Atlanta, GA 30308

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