Therapist Bio

After decades of helping scores of people improve their lives and relationships, Melissa continues to derive deep satisfaction from witnessing the resiliency of the human spirit. To this day, Melissa’s most joyful experience is having the privilege of seeing clients’ discover the empowerment and liberation that can result from their participation in therapy and counseling.

Among Melissa’s greatest strengths are her extraordinary listening skills; it is through really hearing her clients’ stories while tapping into her own acute perceptiveness that she intuitively knows how to best help the person, couple, or family sitting in the room with her. Driven by her inquisitive, analytical nature, Melissa gives people the gift of simplicity through her inherent abilities to carefully think through complicated problems, reducing them to their fundamental points, and building mental bridges from one point to the next. Melissa demonstrates penetrating accuracy in her perceptions of others, detecting subtle (and not‐so‐subtle) emotional and mental changes. Then, using creativity and insight, Melissa crafts bold ideas that speak to people's hearts, which opens them up to learning harmony‐promoting and conflict management skills.

In essence, as a well‐grounded individual with a kind, caring presence, Melissa’s patience, sensitivity, and flexibility result in:

a deep attentiveness which helps individuals vent their frustrations, deal with their problems, and test their ideas.
a strengths‐based approach which emphasizes the value of taking small steps toward identifiable goals which incorporates helping clients access the strengths they already have and discovering the strengths they didn’t know were there
finding the best way to meet the needs of each client, based on their unique needs and situation, and creating tailored solutions with her clients.

What Others Share

Melissa is an excellent therapist! I would and have recommended her to anyone!

Melissa was fantastic and helped me see things in ways that I may not have before.

Melissa is excellent and listening to me. She also helps me work through a lot of different situations with logic that I am not able to have being directly involved.