Areas of Therapeutic Focus & Concentration

  • Anxiety

  • Attachment Disorders

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Depression

  • Family Challenges

  • Organizational challenges

  • Survivors of Abuse

  • Trauma-Informed Care

  • Transgenerational Trauma

Melissa Shi, MA, LMFT

Mental Health Provider
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Melissa’s positive energy and lighthearted humor can be sensed the moment you meet her.  She prioritizes building rapport with “her people” from your first interaction.  She personalizes your therapy sessions to meet you wherever you are in your life.  She will collaborate with you every step of the way, toward healing from current/past challenges.  Melissa will help you grow into your desired future.

Melissa has always been interested in psychology, healing, and growth. She uses solution-focused therapy to empower you.  She wants you to understand and accept that we are “all humans.”  She is an introspective clinician, efficiently using this skill to help you reach your goals.  She will teach you to increase your personal reflection and insight.  She often utilizes context to help you understand and process trauma and/or
challenges when they exist.

Melissa loves learning and re-learning strategies and the complexities of this field.  She greatly enjoys going to therapy to grow herself and is always expanding her repertoire of self-care strategies.  She can teach you to apply your motivation and accountability to your healing advantage.

It can be difficult to tell if a therapist is a good fit for you and your goals without speaking to them. Call or Email to schedule a free 10-minute consultation with Melissa to see if you might work well together.

Education & Licensure

  • BS Psychology from University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • MS Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University, NY
  • Marriage and Family Therapy training license (MFT-TL) WI License #689-228

Outside of Work

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.

Specialized Treatment Modalities and Certifications

  • Anxiety Treatment Certified
  • Bowen Family Systems Approach
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Telehealth Certified
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Further Experience

  • Over 2000 hours therapy service towards full MFT Licensure with children (including play therapy), teens, adults, and elders in individual, sibling, family, and group settings
  • Five years of involvement working with children, teens, and families in clinical, educational, and recreational settings
  • Narcan (Naloxone) Trained

Current Services

  • I work with Children, Teens and Adults

  • Diagnostic Evaluation & Assessment (BSP, LEP)

  • Individual Skill Development and Enhancement

  • Parenting Skills

  • Psychoeducation (client, family, AODA family support)

  • Physical Health Monitoring

  • Recovery Skills/Education Groups

  • Psychotherapy (Individual)

    Adding the following services, once full LMFT is earned

  • Psychotherapy (Therapy, Counseling)

  • Individual, Dyadic, Marriage, Family, AODA, and Group

Contact Us

For general inquiries and information, send us a message.  We will reply to your inquiry within 48 business hours. 

M-F 8a-4:30p

(608) 286-1132

(608) 440-2954 fax

5900 Monona Drive, Suite #200, Monona, Wisconsin 53716