Mel Brave (she/they)

MSW, LCSW

If you are ready to get to know yourself and break the cycle of anxiety in your life, then welcome to Becoming You Counseling!

Clinical Social Worker in ,

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  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

Are you a responsible, caring, and smart individual struggling with anxiety, panic, and self-esteem issues? Maybe you've been given a number of labels that don't summarize your whole self: perfectionist, high achiever, idealist, entrepreneur, highly sensitive person, analytical, gifted, rebel, people-pleaser, control freak, queer, over-thinker, empath, codependent, etc. If you do see some of these issues in yourself, are you ready to do the important work to become the person you desire to be?

My Background and Approach

Becoming a professional and starting my own life caused overwhelming anxiety, depression, fear, and scary thoughts. The person looking back at me in the mirror was not the person I wanted to be. I was an individual who was afraid to live and afraid to NOT live. The brave, smiling face that I showed everyone was a mask. On the inside, I quivered in terror because I wasn’t sure what was expected of me. But when I knew what the expectations were, I was afraid I couldn’t deliver. I would panic thinking about how I may screw everything up. I needed to address my fears. But I didn’t know how to change my addiction to criticism, judgment, stress, and "getting it right". That was my crisis point. I began self-exploration and therapy. It has been a challenging but rewarding experience finding myself and living an on-purpose calm life. Investing in my mental/emotional health was a gift to myself and everyone I interact with today. Are you ready to invest in your self?

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $50 - 250/session

Reach out to Mel