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Resident in Counseling

Melissa (she/her) is a Resident in Counseling, specializing in providing mental health

support to individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, self esteem

and emotional/behavioral concerns. She completed her undergraduate degree in studio art from Radford University, and earned her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Melissa is on route to pursue a doctoral degree in Art Therapy education to incorporate art techniques and practices into her sessions.


She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches that include cognitive-behavioral therapy,

mindfulness-based approaches, gestalt therapy techniques, and play therapy. Through

personalized therapy practices tailored to meet individual needs, Melissa works closely

with clients to uncover the root cause of their struggles and develop effective coping

strategies to overcome them. Her goal is to provide individuals with the tools needed to find peace within themselves and the world around them.

Melissa’s background experience of over 10 years in the childcare field, has allowed her

the opportunity to work directly with children and their unique personalities. This

experience, in which she gained necessary tools to help with emotional management,

has positively impacted her work with children in a mental health capacity. Melissa has

worked with children in school settings through group and individual therapy, and

continues to support children and their families. She also has experience working with

adults, and spanish speaking families.

In her free time, Melissa enjoys diy projects, playing board games, going on trail walks

with her fluffy great pyrenees, and going on picnics with her partner.



Adolescent behavioral concerns

Anxiety Disorders

Depressive Disorders

Life Transitions


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