The ART of Healing
Melissa Brown, MS, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
You can expect to be free from judgement when working with me. I believe that if you are not able to truly be yourself in counseling then when/where would you be? I approach counseling with the idea that you are the expert and I will assist you in discovering ways to alleviate any issues you may be currently dealing with.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling both from the University of North Florida. I am also a Certified Addictions Professional with the state of Florida. I have over 5 years experience working with individuals who have dealt with depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse issues. Whether your current issue is causing you minor to major impairment in your life, I will work with you to find solutions that will improve the quality of your life so that you may live the life that you have always desired. I will do this through creative means that will allow you to see your life and any issues from a clearer perspective. This will allow you to analyze presenting issues much more easily and create solutions for any goals that have been set during your time in counseling.
I was born and raised in Jacksonville! I went to Paxon High School (Go Eagles!) and I love this city! I'm always happy to watch it grow and change. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and my cat and dog, Lily and Blacky. I am very goofy and like to spend as much of my day as possible laughing and joking around.