Masters Level Intern
Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science from the University of Arizona Global Campus in 2018 and is pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health from Liberty University. She is also a member of Chi Sigma Iota and Magna Cum Laude. Melissa has lived in Georgia for 11 years with her husband of 19 years and their daughter. Prior to moving to Georgia, she and her family experienced military life, as her husband served in the United States Army for 11 years. Through her experience as a military spouse, Melissa has learned how adversities affect families and how community support is essential in assisting families throughout the many challenges life may bring.
Born and raised in New York City, Melissa is no stranger to the importance of culture and diversity. Living in a cultural melting pot, she grew up in an environment that enabled her to be open-minded, non-judgmental, and respectful towards cultural differences.
Melissa strives toward creating a safe, healthy, and non-judgmental environment for her clients. She believes that the alliance between client and counselor is fundamental during the healing process, and clients should feel safe, comfortable, and heard within the counseling setting. Melissa is supervised by Cristina Lorenz-Hansen.