Melissa Beard, MA, LPC

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Melissa Beard, MA, LPC

Individual, Couples and Family Counseling

Client Age: 11 and older

Offices: Lewisville

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (MA)
Sam Houston State University

Licensed Professional Counselor   (LPC)
Certification: \”Question, Persuade and Refer\” (QPR)
Instructor (Suicide Prevention)

Clinical Interests

(in no particular order)
1. Coping with anxiety and depression.
2. Suicide prevention and education.
3. Training QPR (Question Persuade and Refer) Gatekeepers to identify and intervene with people who are feeling suicidal.
4. Managing self-injurious impulses and behaviors.
5. Coping with body image issues and managing eating disordered behaviors.
6. GLBT Questioning clients – orientation and coming out.
7. GLBT Couples Counseling
8. Surviving Teenagehood (Parents and Teens)
9. Teenage Pregnancy/Parenting

Most Frequently Recommended Reading for Clients:
  • Do One Thing Different: Ten Simple Ways to Change Your Life, by Bill O’Hanlon
  • Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program For Self-Injurers, by Karen Conterio, Wendy Lader, and Jennifer Kingson Bloom
  • Tuesdays With Morrie, by Mitch Albom