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Melissa Madeson

Dr. Melissa Madeson, Ph.D., is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health in Flower Mound, TX, an adjunct professor, yoga therapist, and an accomplished writer.

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Melissa believes in a holistic approach to mental health and wellness and uses a person-centered approach when working with clients.

Currently in a full-time private practice, she uses her experience with performance psychology, teaching, and designing collegiate wellness courses and yoga therapy to address a range of specific client needs.


Work Experience

  • LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor): Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health
  • Associate Professor: Hardin Simmons University
  • Yoga Therapist: Fit & Faithful Wellness


First- and Second-Author Publications

  • Madeson, M. (2019). Mindfulness in life: An approach to avoiding regret. Journal of yoga physical therapy and rehabilitation.
  • Ruot, C., Kelso, B., Edwards, L., Madeson, M., (2015) The relationship of upper extremity isokinetic strength to javelin throwing: A pilot study. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research; Supplement.
  • Madeson, M. (2014). Review of “How to Stay Christian in College” B. Buzzington. Journal of Education and Christian Belief, 20 (1).
  • Madeson, M. (2013). Review of “Religion in Schools: Debating Issues in American Education” Charles J. Russo (ed). Journal of Education and Christian Belief, 17(1).
  • Madeson, M., Hultquist, C. & Cotter, A. (2010). A Phenomenological Investigation of Women’s Experiences With Personal Training. International Journal of Exercise Science, 3(3).
  • Dickson, N., Ruot, C., Madeson, M., & Edwards, L. (2009). A Descriptive and Comparative Study of Physical and Performance Characteristics of NCAA Division II and Division III Softball Players. International Journal of Exercise Science, 2(1).
  • Madeson, M. (Spring, 2009). Eating Disorders in Men and Women. ACSM FitSociety Newsletter.
  • Fisher, L.A., & Madeson, M. (2008). “Put me in, coach!”: Sport, psychology, and young adolescent development. Invited chapter in Vince Anfara (Ed.), Handbook of Young Adolescent Research.


Education & Degrees


Why Should You Trust What Melissa Writes?

Melissa believes that evidenced-based research should support education and the information we share. While personal experience and opinion are valid and have a place in writing, objectivity is crucial as an educator and therapist.