Counseling Psychology (M.A.), Graduate School
Started at Bethel
- University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - B.A. Child Pyschology, 2003
- Bethel University - M.A. Counseling Psychology, 2005
Areas of expertise
Melissa specializes in teaching and training in play therapy and child development. She integrates many of the experiences and resources from her personal practice as a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor into her classes.
In her personal counseling practice, Melissa's goal is to facilitate the process of emotional and spiritual growth for individuals, couples and families. Her practice grows out of a systems perspective that uses a relational approach to assist growth and change. Melissa specializes in marriage and family therapy, play therapy, parenting, affair recovery, divorce, blended families, adoption, family of origin, depression & anxiety, personality disorders, children's issues, trauma, and Somatic Experiencing.
Certificates and Licenses
Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary
AAMFT Approved Supervisor
LPCC Board Approved Supervisor
Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards
AAMFT- American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
APT- Association for Play Thearpy