Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Registered Art Therapist and Certified Child Life Specialist. Adaptive Internal Relational Network (AIR) Therapist and EMDR Trained.
Through a client-centered and compassionate lens, Melissa helps individuals find their way toward igniting curiosity and meaningful connections with themselves and others. You will learn about how to reshape regulation. She helps individuals create purpose, develop creative strategies to examine internal and external conflict, safely explore traumas, and move toward a sense of personal freedom and well-being.
Melissa is an ally who uses a feminist multicultural, neuro-developmental, competency-based, and relational framework, which will gently invite individuals to explore personal values and develop an internal stance. Melissa’s practice is eclectically informed by art therapy, attachment theory, developmental neurology, and Polyvagal Theory. She believes you are wired for change.
She has experience working with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, medical trauma, neurodiversity, chronic illness, chronic pain, grief and loss, healthcare burnout, life transitions, and parent support. Her current practice includes individuals, adolescents, young adults, and adults.
Melissa received her Master of Professional Studies in Art Therapy and Creativity Development from the Pratt Institute in May of 2006. Melissa is seeing clients via Telehealth.