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Mellisa Gooden, LMFT
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Mellisa Gooden, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Tampa, FL


I'm psychotherapist Mellisa Gooden of A Good Place for Help. I have over 16 years of experience providing therapeutic care to others. I use a holistic emotionally focused systems approach to supporting couples while valuing each individual's strength and uniqueness. I am truthful, kindhearted, and supportive which allows for an open, safe, and peaceful counseling experience.
My training and clinical experience include serving adults, couples, families, children.
Some areas of specialty include relationship problems, intimacy, marriage/couples, anxiety, trauma, racial trauma, self-care, self-esteem, stress management, children/adolescent behavioral issues, parenting, family conflict, and wellness coaching.
In couples therapy, I work with couples to improve their relationship by tackling some of the most common issues like intimacy, communication, parenting, and money. Through counseling, I support couples in making lasting improvements to foster the loving, supportive, and passionate relationships of their dreams.
Mellisa Gooden is also listed in Best Marriage Therapists in Tampa


Mellisa Gooden received a bachelor’s degree from the USF and completed her PhD from the NCU.

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed
  • License State: FL
  • License Number: MT3014, received 2013
  • Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional


  • Abandonment
  • Abuse & Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Families
  • Blended Family
  • Breakup
  • Codependency Relationships
  • Commitment Issues
  • Communication
  • Coping Skills
  • Dependent Personality
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Family Of Origin Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Infidelity
  • Intimacy
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Marriage
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Pre-marriage
  • Prejudice And Discrimination
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Care
  • Separation
  • Sex
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Trust
  • Women\'s Issues
  • Abuse

Types of Therapy:

  • Positive Psychology
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Brief Therapy

Services Provided Via:

  • Internet meeting

Works With:

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group

Working With Marriages for:

  • 10 Year(s)

Free Phone Consultations?

  • Yes

Hourly Fees Range:

  • $150 - $200

Language(s) Spoken:

  • English

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Office Location

PO BOX 291202,
Tampa FloridaUnited States 33687