This website is dedicated to people sharing their stories- in particular, sharing stories of situations and experiences that have led them to ask, “is there anybody out there like me?” In a giant grand huge hope of connecting people, Anybody Like Me is here for you to share your story, or read someone else’s. Maybe what you’re reading isn’t exactly your story; no two stories are the exact same- we are snowflakes, after all. That being said, a lot of human experiences are shared in many ways, and Anybody Like Me is a way to connect.

I’m Melissa, a social worker and therapist. I’ve had the distinct honor of hearing stories, in a professional context, for a decade. Those stories go in the vault forever, as is required by law, y’all. But, a lot of other people were willing to share their stories. And, people who know me know when I get an idea…I really run with it. If you want to know where this idea came from, you can read more here. If you want to know more about me or my work, you can find that here.

If you have a story, I’d love to interview you. While I cannot accommodate all requests, I will do my absolute best to do so, please visit the “have a story?” page for more information. All photos are my own; please do not repost without permission. I think that just about covers it. Easy peasy, right?

**Please note this website is not meant to be professional help. If you are looking for a therapist to help you, you go, you! That’s awesome. You can find out good ways to seek help here.