Hello! My name is Melissa Foster and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an Art Therapist. For the past ten years, I have been working in private practice to help clients create healthier patterns in life, deal more effectively with stress, and improve relationships.
I was drawn to the field of psychology by a curiosity of human behavior and neuroscience. My desire to help others led to a career as a psychotherapist in an effort to support people on their path to growth and healing. My sensitive and compassionate nature enables me to attune to others and create a safe relationship for exploration and expression. I believe that the power of being heard and understood can lead to transformation.
My therapeutic style is warm, accepting and collaborative. I draw from a variety of theoretical orientations including psychodynamic, humanistic/existential, attachment theory, and interpersonal neurobiology. I also utilize cognitive behavioral techniques and trauma focused interventions. I am trained in EMDR and my work with couples is informed by Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) .