Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years experience working in Mental Health professions from a Christian perspective. She has worked as a therapist, director, minister,  counselor educator, and wilderness guide. Melissa obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Furman University and a Master’s degree in Counseling from Denver Seminary. She has experience in both in-patient and outpatient settings, utilizing a variety of research-based and Bible-based interventions. She is trained in the use of EMDR, DBT, and Emotion-Focused Couples Counseling,  to name a few. It is her great honor to walk with people in this beautiful Colorado setting as they experience deep healing and restoration. She has a passion for helping individuals engage their personal story in a way that unveils the meaning and power of the broader story God is telling through every human life. She has seen God heal the deepest wounds and release individuals to live out their unique gifting. 

Melissa and her husband Jonathan have been married for 12 years and have 4 beautiful children.  They have been blessed to call many wonderful places home, increasing their understanding of both urban and rural cultures throughout the U.S.