A place of Healing, Transformation, & Empowerment
“Not everything that can be faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed that is not faced.”
Hi, I’m Melissa...
I am a counselor, therapist, healer, life transformer, and hope ignitor. I help women & teen girls (and others!) make positive changes so that they can feel confident, happier, and reach their fullest potential.
I am a human being like you and can understand your pain and struggles, your vulnerability. I have been there, and I never want anyone to feel the way I once did — alone and afraid. I know from my own deep, personal journey that it’s possible to heal, to transform one’s life, and to become empowered. It took great courage, determination, strength, and passion, but I did it, and I have helped many others do the same.
Please excuse the turtleneck! (I really don't wear them, BUT this was the best pic I could find.) LOL.
My Journey. . .
At a young age, I felt deep compassion for people. I often helped friends with their problems. So it was no surprise that in college I majored in Psychology and Elementary Education (Yeah, I like kids!). I graduated from college with my BA and began working with children as a nanny and then a teacher.
Even in my undergrad studies, I knew in my heart I would be a therapist one day. In 2015, I completed my graduate work and received a master's degree in mental health counseling. Since that time, I have held several therapist positions and currently work in an outpatient setting as well as in my private practice, Nurturing Hearts Therapeutic Services.
I feel incredibly grateful to do the work that I do and I am very passionate about it.
More Tidbits About Me ~
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
I am happily married to a wonderful man.
I LOVE nature.
Exercise is one of my favorite stress-relievers.
I enjoy trying new recipes.
I like to binge watch Netflix.
I love to laugh and do so on a daily basis!