Nice to meet you, I’m Melissa.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor with a Master's degree in Forensic Psychology from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. I've worked in the field for 18 years and feel so privileged to do this work.


I specialize in working with first responders and their loved ones to support them in finding wellness strategies to cope with the tremendous responsibility that come with the profession. 


My ideal client is someone who is open; open to looking at what is “under the hood”, as scary and overwhelming as that may be, open to the possibility of change and the possibility of what their life, experiences and relationships “could be”.

MELISSA Thompson (she/her), MA, LPC, CADC

Some fun things about me:​

  • Movie(s) I love: Grease, Westside Story, The Sound of Music, Usual Suspects, A Star is Born, Star Wars (most of them) and The Sandlot

  • Favorite food to eat out: Sushi

  • Favorite food to cook: Italian food

  • Favorite thing to do in Bend: Walk the River Trail or go for a hike

  • Hobby(ies): Baseball, exercise, Music (love concerts), gathering with family and friends

  • Dream destination: Fiji

  • Favorite quote or personal motto: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away." - Maya Angelou

  • Favorite weekend destination: Any baseball game, camping

  • Three words that describe me: Passionate, Genuine, Loyal

  • Number one bucket list item: To bring my husband and kids to the town in Italy where my family is from

  • On a day with no obligations, I will be: Exercising and enjoying the sunshine

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We’re ready when you are.

Contact us today and let’s get to work.