Melissa Shi, MA, MFT-IT
Mental Health Provider
608-286-1132 Ext. 11
Melissa earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from UW-Madison (2016). She went on to earn her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Syracuse University (2019) in central New York. Melissa currently holds a MFT training license. She already has over 2000 hours of direct and indirect therapy service hours toward her full MFT licensure.
Melissa comes to Elite Cognition with three years of experience working in therapy. She also has five years of involvement working with children, teens, and families in clinical, educational, and recreational settings. She has conducted therapy sessions with children (including play therapy), teens, adults, and elders in individual, sibling, family, and group settings.
As a therapist, Melissa prioritizes building rapport with clients and personalizing therapy. Melissa meets clients where they are at in their lives. Once the relationship is established, she collaborates with clients to heal from their past challenges and grow into their desired future. Melissa greatly enjoys going to therapy herself and is always expanding her repertoire of self care strategies.
Melissa enjoys spending time with her loved ones, including her cat., as a means of self care. When said cat isn’t sitting on her chosen book, notebook, or sketchbook, Melissa also enjoys reading, writing, and drawing.