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Meet Melissa Shaw

Today, we’d like to introduce you to Melissa Shaw. Melissa was introduced to us by the brilliant and talented Michela Parisi.

Hi Melissa, we’re so thrilled to have you sharing your story with us today. Maybe we can kick things off by having you introduce yourself to our readers? We’d love to have you go into your story and how you got to where you are today.
I’m a therapist who specializes in couples counseling, trauma, and anxiety. I LOVE what I do. I have an adventurous soul and I often bring that sense of adventure into my work. Though I’ve learned a lot, I don’t follow a specific model. I follow my heart.

In the last few years, I’ve opened a group practice as a way to create community, and teach others to break out of the mold as they step into their own individual style. I now have a team of amazing therapists that are passionate about what they do. When we’re all together, we grow, laugh, share, and support each other in this hard and amazing career.

I guess you could say that I’ve been primed for this path since I was very young. I have two adopted sisters who were in and out of my life since I was 2. I understood trauma at a very young age. From there I went on to be a wilderness counselor for 3 years for troubled teens-probably because I had been one myself. This was the start of my path to helping others heal.

Please tell us more about your practice.
We care! We go above and beyond to learn and use the best strategies to help our clients. We are KNOT your average therapists. You’ll be able to tell that the moment you meet us. We aren’t corporate or just showing up to do a job-we LOVE what we do!

Michela Parisi and Connected Brain Counseling have been great to us and I know you’ve got a great relationship with them as well. Maybe you can tell our audience a bit about Michela Parisi and Connected Brain Counseling and your experience with them.
Michela was warm and friendly right out of the gate. I knew I wanted to work with her, not just because she was direct, straight forward, and a life-learner, but also because she added an understanding of the brain that I hadn’t previously understood. It was the missing link! I started doing neurofeedback with her and it was amazing. Michela takes the time to really get to the root of the problem and check-in with her clients to monitor their progress. She’s truly good at what she does.




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