Melissa graduated from Florida International University where she earned her MSW and had the opportunity to serve a very culturally diverse population. Much of her work has focused on the role of culture in regard to trauma. She is fully bilingual and looks forward to working with Spanish-speaking families.
During her time in Miami, Melissa had the privilege of working with organizations such as the Survivor’s Pathway which advocates in the legal system for their clients as well as offers services to survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual violence, survivors of hate crimes, LGBT+ issues, and survivors of sex trafficking.
Melissa has extensive experience working with high risk children and adolescents and has had the chance to diagnose and treat individuals with a variety of mental health needs ranging from ADHD, ODD, personality disorders, eating disorders, depression and more.