Meet Karissa


Karissa Melchior is a Board Certified Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor.

While finishing her BFA in Chicago, Karissa began exploring the field of Art Therapy. Immediately, she knew that a career as an Art Therapist was the perfect way to combine her passion for art and love of working with people.

Karissa received her Master’s of Education in Counseling and Personal Services with a Concentration in Art Therapy from the University of Louisville.

Karissa’s professional career has focused on working with youth and adults who have experienced complex trauma. Karissa enjoys advocating for the importance of mental health treatment and bringing awareness to the benefits of therapy.

When not working, Karissa enjoys spending her time painting, doing puzzles and going to the park with her husband and dog.