Melissa is a board certified member of the National Guild of Hypnotists. She practices in accordance with its Code of Ethics and Standards. Melissa is also a practicing mental health provider working under Progressive Psychotherapy.
Melissa received her initial hypnosis training from C.J. Mozzochi, Ph.D., founder of Hypnosis Research Institute in Connecticut. After practicing for several years, Melissa earned her certification in Advanced Hypnotherapy, Five-Phase Advanced Transformational Hypnosis (5-PATH) under the instruction of the Banyan Hypnosis Center. She also holds certifications in areas such as stress reduction as a Stress Reduction Facilitator, weight loss/management techniques, Complete Cellular Mind and Body Alignment (CCMBA), Access Consciousness Bars Practitioner (BARS), and Laughter Yoga.
In her practice, Melissa uses techniques such as 5-PATH, Heart Path Therapy, Positive Psychology, Inner Child Work, and client specific guided meditations. She is a non-denominational ordained minister with the ability to meet your spiritual needs. In her spare time, Melissa does motivational speaking within the community and mid-west under the name of Positive Sandwich Plus. Using a combination of her background and skills, Melissa has a wide variety of options to meet her client’s needs.
To keep current with new techniques and procedures, Melissa attends continuing education courses in both hypnosis and psychology.