Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Registered Art Therapist, Adaptive Internal Relational Network (AIR), and EMDR Certified Therapist
Through a client-centered and compassionate lens, Melissa helps individuals find their way toward igniting self-compassion, curiosity, calm, and meaningful connections with themselves and others. She helps individuals create purpose, develop creative strategies to examine internal and external conflict, safely explore traumas, and move toward a sense of wisdom, personal freedom, and well-being.
Melissa is an LGBTQIA+ 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 Jungian symbolism, attachment theory, developmental neurology, polyvagal theory, and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
Melissa has experience with childhood trauma, medical trauma, neurodiversity, ADHD, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, chronic pain, grief and loss, healthcare burnout, life transitions, and parent support.
Melissa received her Master of Professional Studies in Art Therapy and Creativity Development from the Pratt Institute in May 2006. Melissa is seeing clients via Telehealth.