Melissa is working towards a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.
Therapist in Seattle, WA
Supervised by Pemberley VanderLinden
Melissa has experience working with clients who are questioning or wrestling with the impacts of spiritual abuse and religious trauma that can affect all areas of one's life and the way one has come to their own worldview and lives out their faith.
Melissa has experience working with White clients wanting to engage with white privilege/fragility and how this conditioning impacts engagement with others and with one's own shame and guilt. Melissa also has experience working with BIPOC clients who want to bring their full identifies and how White supremacy, systemic racism and racial trauma have impacted quality of life and well-being.
Anxiety and depression are often symptoms of the ways we have experienced and learned to respond to trauma. In therapy, Melissa walks alongside her clients to find ways to both manage these symptoms as well as look at the roots that cause them.
Melissa has experience using culturally sensitive therapy tools in practice.