Therapy with Melissa is always non-judgmental and accepting of all people and issues. She starts with a positive focus and works with you as a team. She knows how hard it is to reach out for help. Melissa is here to help guide you in making positive changes in your life, to be able to live more fully, and to have more positive relationships.
In her 25 years of practice Melissa has worked with individuals, couples and families. She enjoys working with adolescents and adults. Melissa treats most mental health issues including: depression, anxiety, trauma, family issues, parenting issues, support for families experiencing mental illness or dementia, sexual addictions, and others.
Melissa uses a positive approach which includes; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), EMDR, and other modalities..
Melissa has specializations in treating:
In addition, Melissa enjoys working with the LGBT community and has a passion for working with those who have been bullied.
Melissa often works with families in the crisis of divorce to make the transition as healthy as possible for both the children and the adults in the family.
Melissa is trained specially in:
Using a positive wellness approach she also treats, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and other mental health issues.
Melissa and her husband have fostered many children and adolescents along with raising their two biological children.
Melissa enjoys working with individuals and families to promote positive change! There is nothing more satisfying, for the client and therapist, than to see positive change and growth!