Melissa Lawrence

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Melissa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Play Therapist. She is a proud Brooklyn native, with both southern and Caribbean roots! Melissa earned her Master of Science in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. She has diversified experience working with groups of all ages and backgrounds, and firmly believes that everyone has a story to tell, and these stories deserve to be heard and understood. Melissa brings an eclectic approach to therapy, which includes a blend of traditional and experiential modalities to help foster independence and change.

Melissa enjoys spending time at the beach, connecting with friends and family, and doing anything that feels good to her soul!

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Seniors
Services Offered
Specialty Areas
  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma
  • Substance Abuse
Treatment Type
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families


  • Temple Terrace
  • Virtual

Contact Us

If you want to schedule an appointment or would like more information, contact us!