Melissa Hyman, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

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Melissa is a Licensed Mental Health counselor providing individual counseling, in Redmond and the surrounding areas.  She serves teens (16+) and adults of all ages, including elders.

 

Melissa has 30 years of social service experience & has been practicing for 10 years providing art therapy for a wide array of emotional symptoms & life crises.  Her theory of practice is humanistic.  She believes you are the expert on your own life & she will support you in making choices towards growth & change.

 

Melissa can help with the following issues:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief & Loss

  • Life transitions (school, career & relationship changes)

  • Work-related stress and anxiety

  • School-related stress and anxiety

  • Trauma recovery

  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support

  • Gender Questioning

  • Identity & Values Development

 

Melissa is a Registered Art Therapist.  Although not all clients make art in session, her training in art therapy and other expressive modalities (writing, crafts, guided meditation with art, music engagement) can provide a pleasant way to promote healing.

 

Art therapy falls into two schools of thought:

 

Insight Art Psychotherapy allows participants to gain access to unconscious concerns that are interfering with their life, but also deep resources of internal wisdom. 

 

Art as Therapy proposes the idea that art-making, in the presence of a therapist, is in itself a healing activity.  In that sense, it allows for personal re-organization, relaxation, & feeling of being in motion related to one’s life journey.

 

Melissa looks forward to joining you on your healing journey.  Are you ready to start?