Melissa has served in counseling and women's discipleship for over twenty years, in local church settings and non-profit organizations. She holds a bachelor's degree in History and previously worked as a teacher, curriculum writer, and research editor. In 2011, Melissa completed her MA in Biblical Counseling at The Master's University and has received further training with the Global Trauma Recovery Institute and CCEF. She also serves as a board member of the Christian Trauma Healing Network.
Melissa facilitates the ReStoried women's support groups for those recovering from abuse and trauma. She has been a conference speaker, blog contributor, and podcast guest with PeaceWorks, Help[H]er, and the Christian Trauma Healing Network. She also provides seminars and workshops regularly on abuse and trauma, ministry burnout, and counselor development. Melissa’s desire to walk alongside those who are suffering or struggling has been an overflow of seeing God's rich grace of healing and restoration poured out in her own life.
Melissa delights in exploring the outdoors and local coffee shops.
M.A., Biblical Counseling
Certified Christian Trauma Care Provider - Level 1
Abuse and trauma recovery, pastoral/ministry care, emotional and relational health, sexuality
Grief is something I can count on as sure as I can count on the darkness setting in each night. As a counselor, grief is attached to many of the circumstances that bring people into my office. Whether it’s the grief of an unexpected loss, the sorrow of a broken marriage, or the sadness of a desire unfulfilled.
Last week the Fieldstone team had the opportunity to join with hundreds of other counselors and ministry leaders in Greensboro, North Carolina for the annual CCEF conference. Fieldstone’s Executive Director, Jonathan Holmes, currently serves on the CCEF Board of Directors, and was featured as one the speakers at the conference.
Our Counseling Team
Hyemin BahkCounseling Apprentice
Karen BrooksCounseling Apprentice
Jonathan KimCounseling Apprentice
Mandie MarshallCounseling Apprentice
Clair NorthcuttCounseling Apprentice
Sarah QuayCounseling Intern
Sarah Shaw OjedaCounselor Apprentice
Lori TanakaCounseling Apprentice