Melissa Turner, MSW

    Wilderness Family Therapist

    Melissa received her Masters of Social Work from Florida State University.  She has worked with adolescents and their families in a variety of settings, including:  residential, intensive in home, and outpatient services. Melissa finds great appreciation in working with different populations and began her career working with girls rescued from sex trafficking and then teenage boys in the juvenile justice system.  She has spent the last five years working in client’s homes, working closely with entire family systems to address behaviors and internal family system issues. Melissa believes that every family member deserves a chance to be heard and every family deserves a chance to learn to operate as a functional system.  In her personal time, Melissa enjoys playing sports, hiking, paddling, art projects, and cooking.  Her favorite place to be during off days is anywhere on the Blue Ridge Parkway.