Melissa is a primary therapist for our intensive outpatient program and enjoys helping clients build insight and grow throughout their recovery process.
A former preschool teacher, Melissa joined Alsana because of our focused attention on the underlying reasons for eating disorders and not just symptom management. Previously, she worked in private practice for clients with mental health, eating disorders, and she has volunteered with the Missouri Eating Disorder Association.
Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Webster University. She is EMDR-trained and a member of the American Counseling Association.
In her free time, Melissa enjoys the outdoors, baking, decorating cakes and cookies, and spoiling her “chiweenie” (chihuahua/dachshund mix).