A graduate of Virginia Tech, Melissa has a Master of Arts in Counseling. She has experience using solution-focused, brief therapy, DBT/CBT, mindfulness and motivational interviewing. She also has experience serving the substance abuse population, college students and people that truly want a connection with their best Self. Fluent in Spanish, Melissa is multicultural and runs her sessions through a counseling lens that puts culture and its influences front and center. Melissa loves to travel and has lived in 3 countries. At the moment, her favorite destinations are the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. She is married and has 2 daughters. She is excited to serve the community as part of Dulles Psychological Services.