Hi, I’m Melinda! I’m glad that you’re here.
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As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#111165), my first and foremost desire is that every person who comes into my office feels seen, heard, and met. Seeking help through therapy takes courage and I strive to honor that courage as I walk with my clients towards wholeness.

As an emerging adult, I get how uncertain and unstable this season of life can be, and I deeply empathize with the anxiety, confusion, loneliness and other emotions that often accompany that instability. As a wife and new mom, I understand how challenging it is to navigate marriage and relationships all in the midst of the uncertainty defines emerging adulthood. Because of these experiences, I’m passionate about working with emerging adults and couples who are often undergoing major life transitions.

I have special training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, a research-validated approach for couples wanting to improve communication and find deeper connection, and am certified in PREPARE/ENRICH, a tool that helps premarital couples gain a deeper understanding of areas of strength and stress in their relationship.

I believe that it is a sacred privilege to walk alongside my clients in their journeys towards more meaningful lives and relationships.


Areas of Focus

Emerging & Young Adults

Couples (Marital/Pre-Marital)

Identity & Self-Esteem

Relationships (Family, Friends, etc.)


Difficult Life Events & Transitions



Brainspotting Trauma Treatment
Phase 1 & 2 Completed

Enneagram Professional Certification Training (with Beatrice Chestnut)
Phase 1 & 2 Completed

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Externship & Specialized Training completed

Prepare/Enrich Couples Assessment Certification

EMDR Trauma Treatment
Phase 1 Completed

Masters of Science, Marriage & Family Therapy
Fuller Seminary


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