We all need to get

“unstuck” sometimes

You've exhausted your options but your relationship or marriage is falling apart, or you are overwhelmed by stress, pain, or frustration.
Do any of these sound familiar?

“I love you but I'm not in love with you.”
“We fight constantly over the littlest things.”
“I don't know if we can ever recover from this.”
“I feel rejected and undesirable.”
“I feel completely alone in this.”
“I want to be in a relationship but I think there's something wrong with me.”
“I'm never good enough.”
“I feel guilty for not being happier but I'm stuck.”

You are tired of living this way. Change can start today.

Hi, I'm Melody and I help people thrive in their relationships, marriages, careers, holistic health, and personal happiness. I'm especially enthusiastic to work with unconventional folks that don't desire to "fit in the box".

I specialize in relationship counseling and couples/ marriage therapy. I support individuals and couples in areas of: relationship conflict & dissatisfaction, trust/ commitment issues, infidelity, communication problems, sex & intimacy issues, power imbalance, and extended family dynamics.

You’re looking for an empathetic, relatable counselor that meets you right where you are. My therapeutic approach honors the strengths and needs of multicultural individuals & couples. Having lived in three countries, I have a deep appreciation for all forms of diversity including faiths, the LBGTQIA community, and subcultures. I have a particular passion for those that have been injured by religion.

I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Texas (202692, supervised by Nadia Bakir LMFT-S), and a National Certified Counselor. I also co-founded Austin Counseling Collective.

My private practice is located in East Austin/ Downtown: 906 East 5th Street #201, Austin TX.

Please contact me at 512-843-3879 or email: hello at melodyli.com for a free 15-minute phone consultation to see if I'm a good fit for you.

I'll gladly answer all your questions.


“Melody is an open-minded and empathetic listener, even if your point of view is well outside of her own. She can connect meaningfully with clients of any gender, age and religion… she is a no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is straight shooter who cuts through issues and gives valuable feedback.” – Jonathan Y.

“I am usually a very reserved person and don’t like disclosing much information about my personal issues. However, I have always felt comfortable opening up to Melody. She is a great listener and has helped me put things in perspective when I needed the most.” – Angie S.

“Always a good listener, my wife and I have never hesitated to talk to Melody about tough decisions in our lives which has always produced insightful and honest conversations.” – Enoch L.

“I came in for couples counseling with my wife, which is a tough thing to start… she is an amazing listener and is very patient. Her questions really made me think and helped put things in a different perspective. She made difficult topics a lot more manageable.” – Holly T.