My name is Melissa and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I am a positive person who loves nature. Coast lines and woodsy areas help me build on my creative mind and inspire me. What else inspires me? My career, which is currently Vital Decisions. It is truly a one of a kind work environment filled with so much kindness and support from my employees and clients.

When I began my career path as a counselor, I worked as a provider at a residential facility for 6 ½ years. I helped adults with diverse needs create individualized goals to successfully transition out into the community. It was my job to motivate these individuals and to help them acknowledge their strengths and potential to live successful lives.

Vital Decisions serves a different population; however, similar to my previous work experiences and encounters with the wonderful people I serve, I continue to find such joy making myself available so that others can feel heard and empowered. Vital Decisions has opened my eyes in so many ways. I have the opportunity to hear people's life stories and help them become aware of their values and what matters most to them during their journey; that is a gift!