Melissa Perrin, Psy.D.
Welcome to Perrin Psychological Training & Consultation Services
I love what I do. I find people fascinating and feel particularly grateful that I am allowed to witness and guide people through difficult and joyful periods in their lives. Sometimes I am along for only part of the journey. In other situations, clients return for check-ups, tune-ups or to move through another difficult leg of the journey. I am a preventionist at heart and often approach issues with two goals: help manage the current symptoms and attempt to prepare the client for future events that might call for old or new behaviors. I work with a wide variety of clients, with a specialty in trauma work, mood disorders, and recovery issues and would love to explore healing options with you. I also offer consultation to clergy, medical professionals, mental health clinicians, and education professionals.
We humans are wonderfully resilient and adaptive. Coming to therapy is not a sign of weakness but of courage and desire for health. The best outcome of treatment is a decrease in unproductive symptoms and behaviors, as well as an increase in the general comfort level with newer behaviors, views, and choices.
foundChange references the changes we are already making but might not be aware of. foundChange is an ongoing series of trainings and retreats for clergy, medical personnel, mental health practitioners, teachers, and leaders. We explore mental health topics that help you to guide yourself and others along the path of life. You may find that you are further on your path than you realized.