Hi, I’m Melissa. Here, counseling is a collaborative process. I will take stride beside you as we journey together toward growth and healing. Hope Cottage can be a refuge, away from the harshness of the world, where I can help you sift through your experiences, gain insight and learn new, practical skills.
As a trauma-informed counselor, I use EMDR as well as an eclectic mix of treatment approaches which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered and Christian counseling. I work mainly with adolescents and adults, focusing on issues relating to trauma, relationships, grief and loss, depression and anxiety.