Melissa (she/her/hers) joins the Program for Environmental Design as the Embedded Therapist for Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) and Manager of the Embedded Team. She is a licensed clinical social worker with a diverse clinical background of working with adolescents and adults providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy, as well as resource and case management. She earned her MSW degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 and received her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Communications at Pennsylvania State University.
Prior to joining the staff of CAPS at CU Boulder in 2019, Melissa was employed at the University of Pennsylvania as the inaugural Patient Care Manager/Behavioral Health Consultant at Student Health Service. Through her various experiences, she found her niche supporting college students trying to navigate the challenges of academics, social pressures, mental health concerns, and other life stressors.