Melanie is known for her compassion. She has a long-standing history of working with adolescents. Melanie is talented in her ability to create strong connections with those she interacts with. She has a fun sense of humor, and may just crack some jokes when you are around.
Melanie received her undergraduate training in Psychology at the University of Boise in Idaho. She then went on to receive her Master’s degree in mental health counseling at Idaho State University. Her passion for working with adolescents began when she was working in the juvenile court system. Here she experienced working with a variety of different youth, and was impressed by the resilience inherent in all. Through her training, Melanie taught co-parenting courses to help increase awareness and understanding about the importance of divorced parents working together for the benefit of their children. It was in these roles that her love grew for working with both adolescents and within the family system. It’s no surprise that Melanie specializes in working through trauma, family systems, personality disorders, ODD, anxiety and depression.
Melanie continues to improve her therapeutic prowess and has gained additional training in EMDR and sandtray and is in the process of achieving a higher trauma specialist certification. As a therapist she will help each individual find strength to feel empowered in their personal path toward healing.
In her free time Melanie enjoys being outside and exploring new places. She loves the water and listening to music of all kinds!