Melissa is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Central Florida and a Master’s in Experimental Psychology from the College of William & Mary. Their counseling experience includes treating individuals, couples, and groups in residential, outpatient, and school-based settings. Prior to working as a counselor, Melissa spent over 10 years working in the education system, at the elementary, middle, high school, and undergraduate levels.
Melissa believes that everyone can benefit from therapy in some way, and that therapy is not a ‘one size fits all’ field. Melissa incorporates their knowledge of psychology, education strategies, and popular culture to enhance the therapeutic process by providing clients the space to explore their presenting concerns through a lens that is easily understood and relatable. Melissa is a certified trans-competent counselor and their areas of clinical focus include: anxiety, depression, trauma, stress management, family/relationship issues, and phase of life changes. They specialize in working with teens and adults, particularly those from populations who are often stigmatized and ostracized, including the LGBTQ+, kink, BDSM, and ethical non-monogamy communities.
Melissa can be reached directly at 407-534-0186 ext. 310 or by email at email@example.com