“Learning what makes people unique, what makes them tick, what lights up their eyes, what their life goals are, and helping them become the best version of themselves, is one of my greatest passions in life. I feel blessed to be able to make my passion a reality, beginning with my role as a teacher, and now continuing it as a therapist.”
Office location: Ann Arbor
Specialty Areas: Teaching
Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Arts in English, with a minor in Journalism, from Michigan State University
Graduate Education: Master of Arts in School and Community Counseling from Oakland University; Master of Arts in Teaching from Marygrove College
Licenses: Limited licence professional counselor; School Counselor; Professional Teaching Certificate
Year joined WBC: 2016
Personal Profile: Melissa is a proud mom to an energetic toddler. She taught English and journalism to high school students for 11 years, filling roles such as the school newspaper adviser, mentor teacher for teaching interns, and class adviser. She enjoys playing an active role in her community, participating in events such as the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life teams, and The Greening of Detroit project. She lives cooking for her family and staying physically active.