Master your psychology with therapeutic insights for your life, relationships, & career

Top-performers seem like they have it all. They’re…

  • Highly motivated & Ambitious
  • Smart & Educated
  • Striving to be the best in all areas of their life

But the unspoken secret is that on the inside many of them feel like they’re:

  • Constantly taking on way too much
  • Always making sacrifices
  • Fighting a losing battle against self-doubt and unhappiness

The truth is that these thoughts are natural, and if you feel that despite all of your accomplishments you’re still not at peace with yourself, you’re not alone.

Unfortunately there is a flipside to success that can deeply affect the types of women who are always trying to achieve more. The emotional intelligence and ambition that often give them their edge can unfortunately also lead them to feel an increased sense of self-doubt and sabotages them from fully enjoying their achievements.

Sometimes they feel like they’re just on an incredible string of luck and are constantly afraid that their next project will be the failure that exposes them as a fraud (Imposter Syndrome). Others worry that with each new accomplishment what they’ve achieved is too good to be true and it’s going to come crashing down sooner rather than later (Upper Limit Problem). Or their success is overshadowed by baggage from dysfunctional relationships and negative patterns that follow them into the office.

Your success doesn’t have to be a source of suffering.

The good news is that many women have overcome the emotional challenges that come with success. I’m Melody, and as a licensed therapist I’ve found my calling helping women like you put an end to the cycles of guilt and unhappiness that hold you back from a lasting and balanced feeling of fulfillment.

What would it mean for you if you could fully enjoy your next promotion or achievement, instead of immediately worrying about whether you’re going to live up to the additional responsibility? How much more could you do each day if you were fully engaged instead of having the complications of a rocky relationship constantly dividing your attention? Don’t you deserve to be confident and content instead of always comparing yourself to others and feeling like you don’t measure up?

If you’re ready to break away from your self-destructive behaviors, I’d love to help you out. Subscribe to my email list for practical, weekly guidance to help you master your psychology using therapeutic insights for your life, relationships, & career.


Melody cuts through BS and gets to the heart of the issues tugging at you. She offers real, actionable solutions and results. For any young woman entrepreneur looking to find her way, Melody can be your compass.

- P.M., Magazine Executive


  1. 3 Must-Have Scripts for Saying “No” to Clients Nicely

    3 Must-Have Scripts for Saying "No" to Clients Nicely

    Have you ever noticed how many times a week you say “yes” to a person or project– only to end up regretting your decision?  Of those commitments, how many were actually in line with your business priorities?

    If you lack standards or fear rejection, it can come at a high cost: missed milestones, losing clients, physical exhaustion, irritability, and stress.

    When your default setting is to reply “yes” to each and every request that comes across your plate, it’s the same as relinquishing your focus, which only pushes you further away from your goals. As an entrepreneur, you simply can’t afford that.

    Ready to learn how to protect your time and energy? Here are three typical business scenarios with tips on how you can respond:

    Scenario #1: The Freeloader

    When you’re confronted by a pushy prospect who tries to wheedle free information or work from you, it’s your job to instruct the client on how they can pay to work with you. The next time someone tries to solicit your expert advice, insist on setting up a formal consultation to lay out a work plan and to determine whether it would be a good fit to work together.

    If you don’t think it’s going to work out, say so and end the meeting on a friendly note. If you’d like to stay connected, share a few high-quality resources to help them, such as books, blogs, or courses. The prospect will respect you for your honesty and assistance.

  2. Curing Your Upper Limit Problem

    Are You (Unconsciously) Afraid of Being Happy? Why We Self-Sabotage with The Upper Limit Problem

    You’ve finally gotten the promotion you’ve been waiting for—the one you know you’ve deserved for months now—and you couldn’t be happier.

    You feel on top of the world, invincible, and light—for about five minutes, until things start to go south.

    You swear your boss has been looking at you funny for a few days in a row, your computer crashes just as you’re about to send in a report, you lock yourself out of your apartment, and you have one too many glasses of wine at the company happy hour.

    So much for a few days ago, when you totally had your life together. Now you’re left wondering, “Where did that girl go and how do I get her back?”

    This is the Upper Limit Problem in a nutshell: that subconscious self-sabotage that happens when we get a taste of something great, be it a promotion, a financial windfall, a great relationship, completing your first marathon, or any other measure of success. The self-defeating belief that many women have, without even realizing it, that we’re not deserving of success, can quickly make happy moments backfire on us.

    Psychologist and author Gay Hendricks, who first introduced this theory, describes an “inner thermostat setting” that determines the amount of good feelings we allow ourselves to enjoy. If we experience an increased level of joy, success or abundance, we approach our upper limit, and subconsciously invite in negative thoughts to bring us back down into the level of happiness with which we are most comfortable.

Master your psychology with therapeutic insights for your life, relationships, & career