Melissa HuangTherapist, LGPC
About Melissa Huang
Humans are designed to be creative. The expression of that essence is unique to each individual and can be fostered with the right tools, environment, and mindset. Melissa believes that each individual knows intuitively the solution to all their problems and aims to promote autonomy in her clients. By tapping into the creative mind, we can slow down, feel our emotions, and work together to gain insights in all areas of life.
Training and Education
Melissa Huang is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland with over 5 years of experience in the Human Services field. Melissa graduated from Loyola University Maryland with a Master’s in Clinical Professional Counseling. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Public Health Science, and minor in Neuroscience from University of Maryland College Park. Prior to receiving her LGPC, Melissa gained extensive experience working with trauma and addiction in adults. This includes populations who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, and homelessness. Melissa spent her graduate internship at Creative Psychological conducting play therapy with children and adolescents as well as telehealth sessions with adults. Finally, she has created and led expressive therapy groups for both children and adults.
Supervisor: Jasmine Simmons, LCPC
Melissa is passionate about helping clients foster high self confidence, creativity, and intuition. She specializes in trauma, relationships, anxiety, and depression. Melissa utilizes a client centered and trauma informed approach for clients and families. Melissa believes that play and expressive therapy can be beneficial for individuals of all ages. Melissa practices mainly from a humanistic and interpersonal perspective but will integrate cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic approaches to provide the most personalized treatment plan. Additionally, Melissa utilizes a multicultural lens and values the unique diverse identities of all her clients. Melissa aims to collaborate with her clients to foster a safe space to explore their whole authentic and vulnerable selves.
Overcoming Creative Blocks and Embracing an Identity as an Artist on Four Gardens Podcast. Listen here.