Melissa Fannin

(MA, LPC, ATR)
Therapist Melissa Fannin Photo

About Me

I am a licensed professional counselor and registered art therapist in the state of Wisconsin. I specialize in the use of art therapy as a grounded, hands-on approach to developing mindfulness and creating change.

If you are suffering from anxiety or depression, I can help you become a participant in your own change. If you’ve experienced grief or trauma, I can offer a safe outlet in which to unpack it. I have been practicing as a counselor and art therapist for over seven years and have had the opportunity to witness people transform through art and mindfulness. If you feel nervous about creating art, don't worry, I have plenty of clients who stick to talk therapy and experience awesome results.

I am trained in a variety of modalities but recognize that each individual is unique, so your experience with me will be just that. I believe in letting you know exactly what is going on through the entire therapeutic process, so you will never be in the dark about my intentions or the direction you are going. I am especially effective at helping you deconstruct and examine your role in existing issues. Whatever the problem, we will develop practical, everyday skills and tools to help make you a more mindful, self-aware person.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #5465-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I am so blown away by the support and connection that I have with Melissa. I felt instantly at ease the first time we spoke, and she has this beautiful and calm energy that makes me feel grounded, empowered, and seen. The magic of EMDR has shifted so much for me, especially during during this period of transition in my life. Thank you thank you thank you x

Written by S.T. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Love this app and my counselor

Written by K.R. on Jan 07, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Melissa is wonderful!

Written by P.E. on Nov 28, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Fantastic App, great communication and coping skill building!

Written by F.A. on Nov 19, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and career difficulties

She is great. I would highly recommend her to others.

Written by C.A. on Oct 26, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Melissa is awesone.!!!

Written by J.E. on Jan 13, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Melissa has been incredibly supportive. I feel heard by her, and she has good insight and ideas about ways I can improve myself and my situation.

Written by K.Y. on Oct 15, 2019 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Melissa is a great help! Very understanding and willing to make you feel heard or understood! Good analysis skills and good at bringing a different and unbiased perspective.

Written by N.I. on Jun 10, 2019 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and compassion fatigue

Melissa Fannin has helped me so much! She calls me out when I need it like what do I say to my patients. She has given me a healthy outlet. I never talked about my emotions but Melissa has helped me express these emotions in different way to which I carry out now when I’m getting the feels. I thank her legit from the bottom of my heart!

Written by C.H. on Apr 09, 2019 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Melissa has been a wonderful addition to my life. I really feel heard when I talk to her. I don’t feel judged & I appreciate that she plays devils advocate since she’s only hearing one side of the story...mine. She helps me see the whole picture & offers different ways to approach the problem. Her responses are quick & if I’m too busy to write back she gives me space, yet does check in after awhile. So, I don’t feel pressured to write back right away & my healing process is on my own time.

Written by M.E. on Mar 02, 2019 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

She's awesome.

Written by A.N. on Feb 06, 2019 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Melissa is fantastic because she always responds to me quickly and frequently when needed. I genuinely feel like she understands me and how I need to be counseled in order to make progress. For this I am very grateful!

Written by K.A. on Feb 05, 2019 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Melissa is great! She provides insightful feedback, and doesn’t let me get away with illogical thinking. She addresses issues head on and gets to the heart of problems in a caring manner. She gives tools and options for how to work through my struggles and is patient with me as I slowly but surely become a better person.

Written by S.A. on Jan 31, 2019 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Melissa has been great in helping me get my anxiety under control!

Written by H.A. on Jan 30, 2019 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression

Melissa is a great counselor. She’s always checking up on me and ready to listen and help when needed

Written by A.S. on Nov 21, 2018 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

She is super sweet and very kind

Written by S.T. on Nov 02, 2018 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief

When I first had contact with Melissa, I was in such a state. She convinced me what had happened wasn’t all my fault and I deserved to be happy. She recommended meditation which has had such a positive effect. Just having someone to talk to who understands has been a great help.

Written by J.O. on Oct 29, 2018 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Melissa is caring, attentive, and sweet. She has been an invaluable help in getting myself on a better track for happiness. Her positive and caring attitude really show in her counselling.