Counseling Specialist, Life Strategist
Melissa Opoku, MA, LPC-Intern
Supervised by Angela Taylor MA, LPC-S
Melissa Opoku is a highly experienced, well sought out counseling specialist, parenting expert, and life coach. Melissa has over 15 years of experience in leadership, development, and communication, thus providing her with a unique and deep understanding of a wide variety of circumstances and issues. Melissa effectively uses her professional experiences in conjunction with her extremely skillful counseling methods and technique to deliver a novel pathway towards growth and healing for her clients.
With commitment and willingness to work towards change, Melissa works with her clients to reach known and unforeseen goals. She helps her clients recognize new ideas and reach a better understanding of themselves to create and maintain a life that is invigorating and empowering. Melissa works with her clients to better identify problematic mindsets and common practices that are standing in the way of circumstantial and life long change. Melissa is firm when needed while still providing a respectful and comfortable atmosphere. She has an exceptional ability to understand what each client needs from her and when to adequately deliver a new idea or concept. Melissa will work in partnership with you to facilitate the change you are hoping to achieve in your life.
Melissa graduated Cum Laude from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Sociology Minor. Additionally, Melissa holds two Masters degrees from Amberton University in Professional Development and Licensed Professional Counseling. Melissaâ€™s achievements also include holding executive offices on the Psi Chi National honor society and working alongside Southern Methodist Universityâ€™s esteemed faculty members as a research assistant.
Melissa has extensive experience in guidance in parenting, especially with newborn-elementary age children. She served as the Executive Director at Primrose Schools for 15 years where she developed curriculum and special skills in team building, training, and cooperation. Melissa also worked at Hope Strategies Counseling where she provided life skills training, anger management, and drug and alcohol counseling.