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Melissa Winston is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of Missouri, Kansas, Oregon, and Texas. With a Bachelor's Degree in education and many years of work with teens and families in the non-profit sector, Melissa found herself feeling compelled to help more but not having the tools to do so. She went back to school to get her degree as an MFT from Capella University and has been working in various treatment settings for the past 10 years. She has a combined total of 24 years of experience working with teens and families. Melissa specializes in work with adolescents, parents, and families. Using a mix of systems theories, Melissa works to meet clients where they are to help them find their own solutions to the problems they are facing. Therapy should be a safe space to process and be honest about whatever your'e thinking and feeling without judgement. Once we feel heard and seen, then we have the courage to go towards the healing we long for in our lives. Melissa believes that all people have the capacity to change, and that as we each work toward our own individual wholeness, we can then have deeper, more meaningful relationships. There is hope for even the most broken and painful relationships - if the individuals are willing to do the work on themselves. Melissa is extremely passionate about people and will work as hard as you will to help you get where you want to go. Outside of therapy, Melissa loves to decorate, to hang out with her husband and two teenage sons, and to spend time with her community. She is also passionate about organizational leadership and community development. Melissa calls Grain Valley home and is thrilled to pour into the people of this community so that individuals and families can be healthier and stronger. Melissa is in-network with Cigna and can help you file out-of-network requests for reimbursement with other Insurance companies. Unfortunately, Melissa is not accepting new clients at this time. Email her directly to join the waiting list or check out one of our other providers!