MELISSA AFFOLTER | Melissa sensed from a young age that God was calling her to come alongside those experiencing suffering. She has served in counseling, youth and women's ministries for over fifteen years in her local church. She previously worked as a teacher and curriculum writer. In 2011, she completed a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling. Since that time, Melissa has furthered her training with The Global Trauma Recovery Institute and the Christian Counseling & Education Foundation (CCEF). She was the Executive Director and Founder of Beholding & Becoming Counseling from 2015-2019. She currently works for Fieldstone Counseling, providing individual and group counseling, as well as equipping seminars. Her areas of experience include: anxiety, depression, abuse, relational conflict, marriage/family issues, and abuse and trauma recovery. Melissa lives in Deltona, Florida. She enjoys spending time reading, writing and laughing with her friends.