Counseling is a personal journey with each individual having their own path to take.
Every counselor has a unique approach to therapy, rooted in their beliefs about what fosters growth and change. Together we will explore any past, present, or future matters that are relevant to you!
I encourage a collaborative therapeutic relationship, as each person is the true expert on their life. I believe this cultivates an environment where insight, healing, and growth can occur – leading to greater self-understanding.
The nature of people is complex. I take a holistic approach looking at the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. After all, we are not the mere sum of our parts. We are whole.
Life’s journey includes growth and transformation, even though this may be a difficult belief to hold at times.
Throughout the counseling process, perspectives can change and evolve, patterns can be brought to light, choices can be realized, and meaning can be found.
My aim is to provide all clients with a setting that is open, genuine, and without judgment. I have found great joy working in the counseling profession, and am both honored and humbled by it. I welcome being a part of your journey.
Who I Work With:
  • Adult Individuals
  • Couples
  • Groups
Areas of Focus:
Areas of Expertise:
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Grief and Loss
  • Spirituality Issues and Faith Exploration
  • Sexual and Gender Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • College and Young Adult Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth
Atlanta Therapist and Counselor Melissa Ann Lester
Melissa began her career in the world of art, transitioned to the corporate world, and finally found her home within the profession of counseling. She inferred from her previous careers, a shared theme: building relationships and helping others. Through counseling, she is able to witness others heal, grow, develop greater self-understanding, find meaning, and realize a more authentic self.
    3996 Clairmont Road
    Atlanta, GA 30341
  • 470 210.1621