Melissa is a Master’s-level Therapist who specializes in children and families, and has 4 years of experience working as a children’s therapist for a local non-profit agency. Melissa’s expertise is grounded in early childhood development, as well as family dynamics and positive parenting. Melissa also has a strong background and knowledge of working with adolescents, teens, and young adults.

** Offers Parenting Groups for parents of teens, adolescents as well as early child development.

Treatment Approach

Melissa’s therapy approach is person-centered and diverse in nature, which means she will utilize elements of various therapy practices to create a comfortable and effective treatment that will best suit the individual(s). Some of these therapy techniques may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Attachment-Based, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Play Therapy. Melissa is also a provider of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).

Education

  • Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling – Lincoln Memorial University, 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Tusculum College, 2013