Couples counseling is a place for couples to address concerns in a confidential environment with a trained third party who will be a counselor to the relationship.
Individual counseling is a place for individuals to address concerns in a confidential environment with a professional trained to discuss emotional, psychological and social concerns. In individual counseling clients will learn skills to address concerns and find solutions.
Lack of intimacy
Interracial / Interfaith couples
Coping with external stressors
Diversity and multicultural concerns
Life transitions / Adjustment
Issues in the Workplace
Melissa's approach to individual and couples counseling is to build a collaborative and therapeutic relationship with her clients. In couples counseling, Melissa's focus is on the relationship between the couple and how each partner contributes to that relationship. Melissa utilizes evidenced-based therapies such as Emotion Focused Therapy that has years of research supporting it's effectiveness in helping individuals and couples improve their relationships. Multiculturalism is brought into therapy by the awareness, sensitively and openness Melissa holds for diverse individuals and couples, and their concerns. Melissa combines the science of individual and couples therapy research, with the art of warmth and genuineness in the therapy room.