Missy is passionate about helping people feel better and improve their lives through the combined practices of psychotherapy and music therapy. Even if you are not a musician, most likely you have some kind of relationship to it.
Music is a powerful medium that you can use to express yourself when there are no words. And when there are words, music can bring depth to them and make them more meaningful. Music can put you in touch with your emotional self. Music can excite you when you lack energy or feel depressed, and soothe you when you feel anxious. Music can heal, particularly when you enter a musical and therapeutic relationship with a therapist. And the good news is, you don’t have to be a musician to take this journey, in fact, you don't need to have any musical skills at all to benefit from music therapy. You only have to love music and be willing to explore. And most likely, you'll find out that you're musical, despite what anyone may have told you in the past or any preconception that you may have had about yourself. If music sounds like an appealing part of your therapy process but you want to mostly talk, that's fine, too. However you choose, week to week, as your therapist, Missy is honored to guide you on your path to creating a healthier, more fulfilled you.
Are you struggling with coming out or dealing with the fallout from family and friends for being honest with them about who you are? Are you transitioning and looking for support? Are you afraid to come out at all or in a particular situation such as work for fear of any number of things: stigma, discrimination, your personal safety? Or maybe you've been out for years but are still suffering from internalized homophobia from time to time. Any and all of these issues have a toll on our community. Suicide rates among LGB youth are nearly 3 times the rate as their heterosexual peers. The LGBTQ community suffers from higher rates of substance abuse than the population as a whole. Missy can help you reclaim your self and start to heal from these harmful effects from a society that doesn't accept us 100%.
"I'm dedicated to helping the LGBTQ+ persons become happy, fulfilled and empowered as their true selves."