Counselor in Training
Hello, my name is Melissa Howard. I am a graduate student at Governors State University completing my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am honored to serve as a counselor in training here at Beyond Healing. I received my undergraduate degree in music therapy from Western Illinois University and completed my music therapy internship at University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center. I have had the privilege of serving as a music therapist in areas of rehabilitation/recovery, hospice, bereavement, mental health, Inpatient and outpatient behavioral health, and senior wellness since 2007. I am passionate about helping women in the perinatal period of life as well as those who have experienced perinatal loss. I work with individuals of all ages out of Homer Glen and Beverly locations. My hope is to create a supportive and safe space for you to work and to heal.
“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.” – Fred Rogers