Melissa Osner, M.A., LMHCA., NCC

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  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate
  • 1945 W Royale Drive, Muncie, Indiana, 47303
  • Phone: 765-228-7939
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  • Session Fees: $70-$90


Introduction:

 
While the stories of our lives often lead us to counseling for different reasons, one thing remains almost universally consistent: we all want to be heard, valued, and empowered. As a licensed counselor, this understanding guides my approach with every client. Within an empathetic, collaborative and safe environment, my clients discover that counseling is a tool which leads to personal growth and healing.
 
Therapy Approach:  
 
While I’m trained in a variety of counseling techniques, I rely on an integrative approach that includes, interpersonal, emotional, and experiential processing techniques.  My approach to counseling focuses on the connections and interplay of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors within the context of relationships.  This eclectic approach helps clients address pain, discover strengths, and build resiliency.
 
Couples: 
 
I also work with couples and assist them to get out of hurtful patterns, relationally reconnect, and emotionally bond.  This work is accomplished by utilizing Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples.  This therapy approach has over 20 years of scientific evidence and has benefitted people and relationships from many different countries and cultures.  Emotionally Focused Therapy can help couples who are considering divorce, struggling with communication, or who desire a deeper emotional connection.  This model is applicable to all types of couples and relationships including married, engaged, cohabitating, and dating couples.
 
Training:
 
I received my Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University.  I have a Master’s of Arts degree in Licensed Mental Health Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University.  I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Associate and I have also been recognized as a Nationally Certified Counselor.  Additionally, I spent a number of years working for non-profit organizations that benefitted the local community.
 
Therapy:
 
The initial session usually takes between an hour and an hour and fifteen minutes.  Regular counseling appointments consist of fifty minute sessions.  I have immediate appointment availability and also flexible appointment options including evening and lunch hour sessions.  Because I have decades of experience partnering with diverse populations, I can confidently address a broad range of concerns for individuals, couples, and families from a holistic perspective. Through regular and focused therapy, my clients learn how to not just survive life, but to flourish in life through growing in relationships with others and deepening their understanding of themselves.
 
Payment and Insurance:
 
  • Affordable self-pay rates
  • Sliding scale fees
  • Accept Medicaid
  • Accept Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

 
Therapist:
 
When I’m not with clients, my favorite ways to spend time include getting lost in the pages of a great book, walking in nature, listening to music, or spending time with my family (especially when we’re cheering on our favorite sports team).  


Melissa Osner Reaches

Muncie IN