Melissa earned her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Richmont Graduate University and her Bachelor of Science in Educational Psychology from Mississippi State University. During her graduate studies Melissa gained valuable experience working in Kennesaw State University’s (KSU) Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery, working with young adults struggling with substance use challenges. Her work in KSU’s counseling center also provided Melissa with the opportunity to work with students dealing with anxiety, depression, relational conflict while managing the challenges of leaving home.
Melissa has also worked in private practice settings, assisting adults through a broad range of experiences including: grief & loss, separation/divorce, anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship challenges, cultural & religious issues, spiritual challenges, and life transitions.
Taking a holistic, person centered approach, Melissa seeks to create a safe environment in which clients feel free to share their story. Helping clients recognize recurring patterns of behavior and systems of belief, Melissa equips clients to embrace healing and new ways of being present in their lives and relationships.
Melissa is currently under the supervision of Jackie Dunagan, LMFT, AAMFT.