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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties
LPC #5465-125 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
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.
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!
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.
Melissa has been great in helping me get my anxiety under control!
Melissa is a great counselor. She’s always checking up on me and ready to listen and help when needed
Melissa is awesome. She gives great advice, and has been helping me through my struggles.
She is super sweet and very kind
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.
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.