Melissa guides people through issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, and life transition. Rather than define clients by a diagnosis, she sees the whole person and wants to help individuals and couples achieve fuller lives. Everyone will have personal challenges, which can be opportunities rather than obstacles.

With guidance, moments of confusion and frustration can take us to a new level of awareness. Specializing in psychodynamics and cognitive-behavioral therapies along with EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), Melissa emphasizes results-driven counseling. Honoring the client’s own potential, she facilitates individuals and couples in their capacity to reframe their outlook and to respond rather than react to their circumstances. This becomes fertile ground for new, effective action.

Emergent order only happens when a system becomes chaotic enough
to reach the next level of organization.
— Douglas Rushkoff

You have to have chaos inside you to give birth to a dancing star.
–Friedrich Nietzsche