Clients seeing Melinda for therapy can expect a calm presence that is supportive, gentle and encouraging by providing a safe space to just “be” during your time together. She works intuitively and is responsive to flowing in the moment with you to join together and find the courage to take the next step. You are not alone and it is a profound aspect to healing and growth to feel secure and connected and that is her primary goal as you move toward accomplishing your identified goals.
Melinda’s ideal clients are adults 20+, specializing in women’s concerns including anxiety and depression, CPTSD, trauma, chronic pain, recovery/sobriety support, grief/loss, faith and spirituality, challenging relationships, caregiver stress, stress management and career/work stress and life transitions.
Melinda’s specialties are interpersonal boundaries work, developmental trauma and shame, grief/loss.
Melinda’s therapeutic techniques are based on somatic and neuroscience (polyvagal theory) informed approaches for stress and trauma care as well as understanding relationship with self and others while integrating applied Adlerian theory that encourages creativity and community as central aspects of emotional and mental well-being. She often utilizes temperament theory as an avenue to cultivate self-awareness in the therapeutic process.