the Practice

If you are suffering from anxiety or depression, I can help you become a participant in your own change. If you’ve experienced grief or trauma, I can offer a safe space in which to unpack it.

I am trained in a variety of modalities, but recognize that each individual is unique, so your experience here will be just that. I believe in letting you know exactly what is going on through the entire therapeutic process, so you will never be in the dark about my intentions or the direction you are going. I am especially effective at helping you deconstruct and examine your role in existing issues. Whatever the problem, we will develop practical, everyday skills and tools to help make you a more mindful, self-aware person.


Art therapy employs creative, nonverbal means of accessing grief, trauma, and personal issues. The practice has been around since the 1940’s, and registered practitioners require a master’s degree in art therapy. The creation of art can play a unique role in therapy, encouraging change and offering new insights. Art engages your brain’s creative centers, allowing you to approach your difficulty from a new angle. No, you don’t have to participate in art! I have many clients who stick to talk therapy.

The relationship you create with your counselor is among the most vital aspects of healing. Find the person who is right for you. Give me a call to get an idea of what this is all about; I’m happy to answer your questions.

Melissa Fannin, MA, LPC, ATR
608.480.1676
melissa@fannincounseling.com

I look forward to hearing from you.


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