Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Melissa believes all clients hold the key to their own success and can be guided to that end in a safe, trusting, honest environment. Building relationship and skills for growth, understanding and healing are among her goals in therapy. Her personal journey through adoption, trauma, abuse, raising a child with mental health concerns, spiritual enlightenment, natural mental health, divorce, and remarriage have become the gifts she shares though therapy. She believe the keys essential to reaching any goal lies within each of us believing in ourselves and knowing that someone also believes in us.
Her experience is in working with emotional dysregulation, anxiety, depression, selective mutism, trauma, oppositional behaviors, family change, loss and grief, parenting skills, adoption issues, spiritual awakening & trauma. She enjoys teaching adults and children how to take control of their lives in mind, body, and spirit to navigate a stressful world.
She is trained/certified in a wide variety of areas. Accelerated Resolution, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Sand Tray, Mindfulness, NLP, EMDR, Coaching, Breathwork, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Solution Focused therapy, Trauma Focused, Healing Touch, Family Systems, Person centered.
St. Scholastica, Bachelors 1989
St. Catherine/St. Thomas, Masters 2016