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COMING OUT CONSULTANT

MELISA RANEY
 

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MEET MELISA

At 36, Melisa slowly began to question her sexuality. But she was in a straight marriage to her best friend, raising two young children. She felt stuck. It was too late to explore anything. She had never really heard of anyone coming out beyond adolescence. She felt alone. Leaving her marriage, hurting her family...

The price of admission felt too high. 

But two years (and lots of tears) later, Melisa was divorced and out to everyone in her life. That in-between period was incredibly hard, lonely and heartbreaking. Now she is making her mess her message... sharing her experience and research to guide people in the same position and help them to not feel so alone through the difficult process of coming out later in life.

Since coming out, Melisa has made it a point to share her story... She's been featured on CNN, HLN and ChannelQ Radio. She also created a podcast called Lesbian Chronicles with her friend Alli to help others in the same position. 

 

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MY APPROACH

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Emotional Support

Emotional support is a fundamental aspect of the services I provide. It involves creating a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their feelings, express their fears and hopes, and receive validation and encouragement. 

MELISA RANEY

🏳️‍🌈ATL🏳️‍🌈 Comedian, Writer,  Host: Lesbian Chronicles Podcast

Melisa is a mother of two.

She was married to a man for 11 years when she realized she

was gay at 37 years old. She's worked as a journalist for more than 20 years and is currently a writer and copy editor for a major news outlet.

Since coming out, Melisa has found success doing stand up comedy, screenwriting, and as a podcaster -- proving that coming out is about more than your sexuality, it's about becoming yourself.

LESBIAN CHRONICLES PODCAST with more than 250 episodes and nearly 20,000 international listeners! 

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TESTIMONIALS

"Melisa refers to herself as a consultant, but she has the experience and professionalism of a life coach and the personalism of a friend.  Through Melisa’s support, advice, feedback and sharing of her own story about coming out as a lesbian later in life, she has helped me come to terms with my own coming out and has helped me shift through both the emotions and logistics of this process. She is an authentic, honest, and experienced woman who I highly recommend anyone to work with. In just a few short months of phone calls with her, I have made tremendous progress in my journey and I am so grateful I have had her to talk to, at a time where I felt I could not talk to anyone else." -R.M. 

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