Taking ground.

Taking ground.

A life map compels its sojourners to identify their interests, desires and objectives before proceeding to the route. Most of my clients arrive at my door landlocked. I purpose to equip individuals to embark on their journey.

Some of my clients fear the first step for lack of introspection. Others have begun their trek but come to a fork in the road. Whether arriving at my office prior to the first step or already in stride, my clients tend to have something in common. They are stuck.

As a Life Strategist, I work alongside individuals to create a customized navigation system. Affirming and developing my clients’ strengths, together, we identify a direction with a specific purpose. The life map, only then, begins to have potential destinations.

I commit to the person, not the problem. Identity and purpose come first. Subsequently, unhealthy habits and overarching fears are no longer stifling forward motion.. The healthy mindset gives way to the fruition of my clients’ innate giftedness.

As a Life Strategist, my relationship with my clients does not conclude at the unveiling of their life map. The fulfillment continues by assessing progress and implementing adjustments. Life denotes duration. That is my commitment.

What Are Dr. Mel's Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Learning and Development from The University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas at Austin – Dean’s Honor Roll (magna cum laude- Spring semester)
  • Awarded the Lee Hage and Joseph Jamail Academic Scholarship Recipient while at University of Texas at Austin
  • Advanced Certification in Temperament Therapy
  • Master’s in Temperament Therapy (magna cum laude)
  • Doctorate of Philosophy (magna cum laude)
  • Licensed Clinical Counselor

First Session and Beyond

Each client is unique and each session is unique. Together, we will tailor what type of session works best for you. As with any relationship, we build rapport and trust over multiple sessions. Together, we move forward mutually assessing your progress, your goals, and your mission.

Before Your First Session:
You will fill out the new patient forms below. These forms are required and must be signed before we begin our sessions. If you have questions prior to signing, we can go over them together.

What Should You Expect Your First Session?

Please don’t worry, it’s very normal to be nervous. Remember, half of the battle is showing up. You’ll soon realize that my process is not your “typical therapy session.” It’s closer to being in a classroom- with a coach and a white board. We look at the exciting, challenging, and unexplored parts of your life. Together, we will discover who you are and what’s brought you here.

Time: First session to take 60-90 minutes.

How many sessions will I need? Each person’s situation is unique, but on average after 3-4 sessions, clients start implementing and processing on their own accord in new ways. It’s at this juncture that we evaluate if more sessions are needed.

Are Our Session’s Confidential? Absolutely! I’m not free to discuss what’s shared during our sessions. However, you’re able to sign a release if you’d like to give me the freedom to share with a third party.


  • Cancellation less than 24 hours in Advance: Full Fee
  • Payment is due upon service.
  • No insurance is accepted.
  • Sliding scale rates apply.

Got Questions?

E-mail contact@melanierossmills.com to set up an initial consultation.