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Counseling Services

Couples & Family
Relationship Issues
Grief and Loss
Anxiety and Fears
Personal Growth
Parenting Support
Stress Management
African American Mother with Daughter
Family Having Fun

About Me

Melissa L. Schniers, PhD is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in individual, Child/adolescendent, couples, group therapy, and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Waco, TX.

With over 16 years experience working in the mental health field and as a graduate of  Texas Wesleyan University and Tarleton State University specializing in post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, I am currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are Trauma Focused Cognitive behavioral therapy for children, Play Therapy, NLP practitioner, hypnotherapist, cognitive processing therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, EFT-C, and Narrative therapy. 

Melissa L.Schniers, PhD is an interactive, cognitive behavioral therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.


Texas Wesleyan University, PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2020

Tarleton State University, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 2000

Tarleton State University, Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology, 2004

License, Certifications & Awards/Additonal training
LPC, 2008
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Certified Anger resolution therapist
Certified life coach
certified NLP practitioner
Cognitive Processing therapy
Advanced Hypnotherapist
Cognitive behavioral therapist
LPC Supervisor
Distance Credentialed Counselor, 2014


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