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About Us

A Good Place For Help was created from a need to provide quality compassionate care to all.


A Good Place For Help is a safe place; a place for healing, learning, and growth.  


A Good Place For Help seeks to impact communities by increasing awareness and education about mental wellness. 


A Good Place For Help supports mental wellness for healthy individuals, stronger families, and a brighter community.


My name is Mellisa Gooden, founder of A Good Place For Help. I am a Dually Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).


My training and clinical experience include treating children, teens, adults, couples, and families. I have served clients providing care in various settings such as schools, substance abuse treatment centers, outpatient clinics, non-for-profit agencies, private practice, and in-home.


I use an individualized therapeutic approach that values each client’s strengths and uniqueness.

I am truthful, kindhearted, and supportive which enables me to present a safe and peaceful counseling experience.


Some areas of specialty include anxiety, trauma, racial trauma, PTSD, depression, self-care, self-esteem, stress management, anger management children/adolescent behavioral issues, parenting, family conflict, relationship problems, marriage/couples counseling, life, and wellness coaching. 





  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • Certified-Clinical-Anxiety-Treatment Professional
  • Florida Qualified Supervisor
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist- MT3014
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor- MH13910
  • M.A. in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • B.A. in Psychology 


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