Melissa F. Desforges
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her
M.Ed., NCC, NCSC, LMFT, LCMHC, LPC-S, CCATP, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor
Teletherapist / Owner
Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor & Clinical Supervisor (In Louisiana), a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (in Virginia and Louisiana), a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (in North Carolina), a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), Registered Play Therapist & Clinical Supervisor, a Certified Teletherapist and a National Certified School Counselor. She believes within every problem there is a solution. Together with her clients, she strives to find these solutions so they may grow and achieve success even during life stressors. Melissa utilizes play and the creative arts when working with children and adolescents as she believes play is a child's natural way of expressing their feelings and finding solutions to their problems.
Melissa is a licensed therapist who has completed the program with Dr. Elaine Aron on psychotherapy with Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP). She has studied and passed the test on the information in the book: Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person allowing herself to be listed as an HSP-knowledgeable Therapist on Dr. Elaine Aron's website: hsperson.com.
Melissa is a member of the Association for Play Therapy, Louisiana Association for Play Therapy, American Counseling Association, Louisiana Counseling Association and the American Marriage and Family Counselor's Association.