Human Being, 2e parent, She/Her pronouns, Mental Health Professional, Professional Life & Learning Coach, Writer, Spiritual Seeker, Silly, Sassy, & Sweet Toothed
Melinda is a recovering "normal" seeker, who is often distracted by unexpected moments of nature's beauty or questioning teenagers
Melinda loves people and joining with them in their journies throughlife and towards full well being.
Melinda is a counselor by training, a parent of 2 twice-exceptional daughters by love and chance, and an arm-chair philosopher- theologian by choice.
Melinda has been trained as a counselor and as a professional coach, working with students, adults, couples and families, partnering with them to maximize their well being. Melinda has a special interest in working with those who are living with giftedness and disability (also known as twice-exceptional) and those who are living through neuro-diversity (mental health, learning, developmental differences).
Born and raised a mid-westerner (Indiana & Kentucky), Melinda has also been fortunate to call Colorado, Southern California, and the San Francisco Bay area home.
Melinda has enjoyed professional work with the University of Kentucky, private practice, WebMD, United Methodist Church, and Family Services Inc. supported by the United Way.
Biscuits, Textile Arts, Thrifting Fashion & Decor, Music, and Intersectional Justice work are her jam
When she isn't hands full of dog leashes or calendars or books, you can find her excited to be strolling through the local thrift stores, nature trails, and museums or gathering with others for good coffee and conversation.