Melena is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern with 10 years of counseling and coaching experience. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, couples and families and focuses on trauma and attachment in relationships. In addition, she loves supporting young adults in their transition into adulthood and parenthood. Melena has witnessed the impact of having healthy connections and relationships in her 10 years of experience. She believes healthy relationships are so important because they impact confidence, school/work performance, physical health and overall wellness. She knows that what we experience in our early childhood can have lasting effects on our relationships throughout our lifetime. Her work empowers you to break unhealthy generational cycles and create meaningful bonds with the people you care about the most, knowing that sometimes that means learning to love yourself first.