Melissa is a nationally certified Licensed Professional Counselor who approaches counseling from a collaborative perspective that recognizes and honors the intrinsic value each fellow traveler brings to sessions. Melissa has a particular passion for working with people who are facing life transitions and helping them find the collateral beauty and joy, regardless of circumstances.
Melissa holds a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University; in addition, she has an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Geneseo in French, with a minor in Political Science. As a mental health professional, she has worked in a variety of settings including foster care, the juvenile court system, hospital emergency rooms, and community counseling centers.
Melissa utilizes a variety of techniques to help clients achieve their therapeutic goals including elements of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. Her motto is “Follow the trail of light and know you will find peace.”
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