Melissa is a person-centered therapist and integrates body-based awareness with traditional cognitive behavioral and skills-based therapy techniques in her treatment approach. This blend of mind and body therapy has been effective in developing emotion regulation skills as well as reducing symptoms of panic attacks, sensory overwhelm, fibromyalgia, migraines, and sleep issues which may be symptoms of underlying anxiety and stress. She has over 20 years of experience working with body/mind therapies. Melissa earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Prescott College and is currently working on her PhD in Psychology at Saybrook University.
Melissa is a certified EMDR therapist, a Neurofeedback clinician, and professionally trained in Equine Assisted therapy. Evidence suggests these specialties are beneficial for trauma resolution, PTSD, social anxiety, sensory integration issues, and behavioral problems. However, Melissa’s mission goes beyond eliminating these symptoms and seeks to heal the cause of the issue. She believes every person is an authentic individual who already possesses strengths and attributes to become their personal best. One of the greatest gifts we can give to ourselves is the wisdom we gain from healing our own wounds!