Please click the above link to complete the private session application. 


My name is Melissa Garner and as a counselor and yoga teacher, I focus on a narrow population and issues, including women recovering from depression, anxiety, and emotional fatigue.  The above application is a helpful screening tool to asses whether we are a good professional match for each other.  I will respond with approval for easy online payment and a private link for convenient online scheduling.  If I find that an alternative provider or service would be better suited for your needs, I will respond with helpful referral information.  I accept BCBS, Cigna, Beacon Health, and Tricare East and Prime, as well as self-pay.

Please allow up to 24-48 business hours for me to respond to your application.  


Melissa Garner, LMHC, QS, RYT, has a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Psychology, is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida, and a Registered Yoga Teacher, providing services in Santa Rosa and Escambia County.  She has been helping others heal, grow, and thrive since 2010. She has experience with helping through a variety of methods including individual counseling, group therapy, wellness workshops, day retreats, art therapy, public speaking, and yoga instruction.  She now offers a variety of individual services including counseling, yoga, meditation, or relaxation, in addition to a variety of open weekly therapeutic yoga classes in Pensacola Florida.  She is also a qualified supervision for counselors and registered interns pursuing their clinical mental health licensure in Florida, and offers professional supervision.

Specializing in managing and overcoming depression, anxiety, trauma, and stress, Melissa helps her clients develop healthier and more balanced minds, bodies, relationships, and lifestyles. Her teaching style offers a professional, candid, and compassionate focus on topics that are vital to one’s well-being and quality of life. Specialties, topics, and teachings include a focus on self-care, productive thinking, healthy coping, self compassion, personal development, self awareness, relaxation, boundaries, assertiveness, and overall wellness. 

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Melissa Garner, LMHC, RYT