Director And Therapist


Melissa Cox-Pasqua is a Licensed Professional Counselor specialising in child and adolescent, individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Phoenix, Arizona.

With over 20 years experience in the helping professions in nursing or counseling, and as a graduate of Grand Canyon University and Ottawa University specializing in play therapy, sandtray expressive arts and EMDR, Melissa is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among Melissa's areas of expertise are specializing in attachment and bonding, trauma, grief and loss, chronic illness, anxiety and depression, compassion fatigue.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Melissa is an adjunct facualty for Grand Canyon University and has conducted many trainings for Christian Family Care, Professional Trainings and Various Parenting Groups audiences speaking on the topics of attachment and bonding, object relations, play therapy, parenting, compassion fatigue, shame recovery, as well as shame resiliency and medication management.

Melissa is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Melissa's therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.  Melissa integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, Melissa works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. If you are ready to get started today, please give me a call at 602-525-5783.

Education: Ottawa University - Master Arts of Professional Counseling
                    Grand Canyon University - Bachelors of Nursing

Professional Memberships: American Playtherapy Association
                                                Arizona Playtherapy Association
                                                American Counseling Association

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Phoenix, AZ Therapy

The Empowerment Group, LLC

10201 South 51st Street, Suite 130
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Phone  602-821-3836  Fax 602-651-1244