Melissa HuangMaster's Therapist Intern
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 individuals 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 is a graduate level intern currently attending Loyola University Maryland in pursuit of her 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. In addition to working at Creative Psychological Services, Melissa has her own business as a creativity coach where she helps others unblock creativity. She has extensive experience working with trauma in adults including populations such as sexual assault, domestic violence, and homelessness. Additionally she has worked with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. Finally, she has created and led expressive therapy groups for both children and adults. Melissa has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and hopes to bring fresh ideas and new possibilities to an already thriving organization.
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 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 in exploring their whole authentic and vulnerable selves.
Overcoming Creative Blocks and Embracing an Identity as an Artist on Four Gardens Podcast. Listen here.