Melissa Byrd (she/her)


I love working with people, learning about their individual journey's and helping them in the areas they identify as needing extra support.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Federal Way, WA

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

In the past ten years I have worked with young adolescents, teenagers and young adults struggling with depression and anxiety, adult survivors of sexual abuse, and adults suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship/marital concerns, and other mental health difficulties in a private practice setting. Additionally, I have developed a skill set to work with substance use and addiction concerns.

My Background and Approach

I am a Washingtonian, born and raised -- I completed my undergraduate education at The Evergreen State College and my graduate degree at Argosy University, Seattle. Over the course of my career, I have met and worked with so many amazing people -- I have the utmost respect for my clients and the hard work they put in towards insight and change. I have primarily worked in private practice, with a brief foray into inpatient psychiatric services. I have been fully, independently licensed as a Mental Health Counselor since 2012. My therapeutic approach is to match the education and experience that I have gained to the experiences and individualized needs of my clients -- I may be the therapist in the space, but the client is the expert on their world. Over the course of my time as a therapist, I have been shown over and over that people have an incredible capacity for change.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • MHN
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Regence Blue Shield
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • AmBetter
  • Community Health Plan of WA
  • Coordinated Care
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 13 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $75 - 100/session


2539291543 Email Melissa
402 S. 333rd Suite 121
Federal Way, WA 98003

Reach out to Melissa