Hello! I’m Melanie and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is experienced working with individuals, couples, and families. I also really enjoy working with children and teens ages 10+. In addition to therapy, I also hold licenses in parent education and early childhood education, and I am a trained mediator. These skills help me give additional support to families and children who present for therapy with parenting and development challenges.
I work with clients who are experiencing a variety of concerns, like anxiety, depression, postpartum issues, life transitions, family and relationship issues, and parenting difficulties. My approach to therapy is that we work together to help you recognize patterns that are not working, and to create new patterns that work for you.
My goal is to help you, the client, to feel empowered by the process of therapy. It takes courage to reach out and ask for help and support. I believe clients know how they want to help themselves, but may need tools and skills to get to the place they want to be.
My intention is for you to feel safe and heard during the therapy process. My approach incorporates attachment, narrative therapy, and solution focused therapy. Because of my background as a parent educator, I like to use psychoeducation with clients to teach them about what they may be experiencing.
I support all relationships types and orientations in my practice. I look forward to working with you and supporting you on your journey.
"Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference."