Melissa Fannin

(MA, LPC, ATR)

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

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #5465-125 (Expires: 2019-02-28)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Feb 06, 2019 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 C.A. on Jan 02, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks 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 awesome. She gives great advice, and has been helping me through my struggles.

Written by A.S. on Nov 21, 2018 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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.