Melissa earned her bachelor's degree from Indiana University in Psychology, with a minor in Criminal Justice. She earned a masters degree in applied behavioral analysis from Ball State University and a masters degree in mental health counseling from Grace College. She is currently working toward clinical licensure. She has a passion for working with trauma, grief, and anxiety through a psychodynamic lens that allows the client to explore how past experiences have impacted present thoughts and behaviors. She helps clients challenge unhealthy thought patterns to promote balanced thinking.