Melissa Stoker moved to the Dallas area from Houston, Texas. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelors of Art in Psychology in 2009, and achieved her Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy at Prescott College in 2016. Melissa is also an active member in the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) and presented a panel discussion at the AATA conference in 2014 on pray flags and murals, as a therapeutic response for community healing. Melissa is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor- Intern #77182 under the supervision of Sascha L. Webb, M.A., LPC-S

Melissa brings a peaceful environment with experience in counseling children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups with Expressive Arts techniques. She has extensive experience working with individuals going through depression, grief, trauma, adjustment disorders, autism, and other neurological differences. She finds it a great joy and honor to patiently walking alongside individuals during difficult times. She has seen the expressive environment provided a creative way for the client to communicate emotions in a non-threating method, connect to their problems, and learn techniques to heal.

Melissa is passionate on guiding individuals as well as children in learning anger management, social skills, and mindfulness techniques. She strives to incorporate her love of learning, insightfulness, and creative desire into all play therapy as well as family sessions. Melissa compassionately works with others through hardships and helps develop their skills to enhance personal growth.

In her spare time, Melissa enjoys relaxing with her husband, two dogs, and cat. She can also be found creating art, listening to music, learning about new cultures, and exploring the city of Dallas.