Hi, I’m Melinda Schoppe, also known as Mendy. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Grief Counselor with Play therapy experience.
Helping children thrive has been a passion of mine for my entire professional life of over 30 years. First as a Special Education teacher, then a preschool teacher and onward to provide therapy for children. As a counselor I have helped children as young as 2 and as old as 16. Under my care children experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, grief or learning difficulties were helped to gain coping skills. My goal always is to help children and parents feel seen and understood. I’ll provide a foundation to explore unmet needs, emotional difficulties, stress, sensory issues as well as strengths to build upon. All of this is done through your child’s natural language of play. For the youth I will provide compassionate talk therapy.
How I Can Help
I am well versed in developmental abilities, as well as sensory processing, and learning difficulties. I believe the answers to a better tomorrow are there to be discovered and we will work together to find them. Just as each person is unique, the therapy I provide will be tailored just for you and your child under best practices guidelines. I’m glad you’ve taken this big leap of trust to seek support for you and your child. I strive to empower your child and support you or other professionals who work with your child for a positive outcome.
More About Me
I’m a nature lover. Born and raised in the country, being outside is my second home. That’s usually where I gather an understanding of life lessons. Gardening for food or flowers brings me joy. Painting, pottery, and dancing helps me explore my creative side. I’ve been married for 30 years and have two adult children. I have a few “best friends” in my Aussie dogs who provide comfort and play when I need it.