Melissa Brown

MS, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Supervised by Monica Urbaniak, LMFT-S

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Melissa Brown

Clients: Ages 11-18, Adults, Couples

Specialties:

  •   Pre/Adolescent and Adolescents (11+)
  •   Young Adults/Emerging Adults
  •   Women Adjusting to Divorce   
  •   Premarital and Couples Therapy 
  •   Blended Families & Family Therapy
  •   Helping Professions 

Payments: Self-pay, reduced rate

I feel honored to witness the process of self-discovery, exploration and healing. After experiencing my own growth and healing in therapy, I understand how powerful it can be to have a safe and compassionate space to be seen, heard, and understood. My hope is to create a place where you can share, own, and even re-write your story as you discover your own unique path to healing.

Relationships can be a patchwork of pain and love. Even though we may be wounded by relationships, they also have the power to heal. In my personal healing and clinical study, I believe that understanding the relationships that we choose is vital to understanding the self and creating lasting change.  

WHAT I BELIEVE: Healing is not linear.  

My passion is helping people feel more connection in their lives. Whether exploring the relationship with yourself, your spouse/partner, parent or child, I practice under the belief that the quality of your relationships impacts the quality of life. Part of healing involves a deeper understanding and exploration of the relationships and patterns that we choose to create and maintain. 

I am also passionate about treating trauma and have worked with trauma survivors of all ages. I practice trauma-informed approaches, like Internal Family Systems, mindfulness-based therapy, and expressive arts. I integrate mindfulness and somatic work in all of my therapy to create a holistic approach to treatment. I also enjoy working with children, teens, and families who are experiencing changes to the family dynamics-like separation, divorce, remarriage and blending families.

As a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, I received clinical and graduate training tailored to help families & couples.  I practice research-based approaches like Gottman Method Couples Therapy to encourage couples to increase emotional connection and create a sense of purpose and meaning for their relationship. I am trained in affirmative therapy counseling and believe in establishing an atmosphere of respect and acceptance. I believe that all types of relationships need nurturing, and I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist.   

What are the three words that clients use to describe you? 

Accepting, compassionate, authentic 

On a personal note: I love traveling, exploring, listening to live music, and gardening. I have had the privilege of learning the art of chill from my wise and steadfast canine companion of 15 years, Dylan. My musical palate ranges from Wille Nelson to The White Stripes. However, there is a special place in my musical heart for The Stooges. Iggy Pop is my spirit animal.

Counseling is my second career. I spent fourteen years in education teaching English Literature and Composition to high school juniors and seniors.

Mindful Path Counseling & Wellness offers a holistic approach to healing that recognizes the mind body connection. I am excited to practice with clinicians who are dedicated to helping their clients achieve mind, body and spiritual wellness.