Melissa Sulkowski

Collaborative Professionals of Northwest PA
1741 West 26th Street
Erie, Pennsylvania 16508
United States
Office: (814) 455-1301
Member since 2011
Membership Type: IACP
Profession(s): Mental Health Professional, Mediator

Hello,
I am a mental health professional who is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. I have worked with children and families since 1994 and have extensive training in family systems. My approach is one in which I educate and empower individuals to gain insight around the outcomes in their life. I focus on client interests and creative solutions. The healthier we are as individuals, the more fruitful our relationships will be.
I have been in private practice for over 17 years. Nurturinse was established in January 2011 as a vision of mine where counseling and wellness services could be provided in one space. Traditional outpatient counseling, alternative dispute resolution services such as collaborative practice and mediation and wellness services such as private yoga instruction and therapeutic massage are offered at Nurturinse. Providing healthier options to heal the mind and body supports our community in maximizing their growth potential through adversity in life.
Best wishes in your collaborative endeavors,
Melissa

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Coach/Facilitator, Child Specialist Family Mediation
License(s): Licensed Professional Counselor Registered Nurse
Professional Activities: President of Collaborative Professionals of Northwestern Pennsylvania May 2014 Athena International - Erie Chapter member - Athena PowerLink recipient 2014-2015 IACP Leadership Academy 2014-2015
Education:
Undergraduate:
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 1995

Post-graduate:
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Master of Arts in Counseling 1999
4.0 GPA
Comments: I have been working with children and their families former than 24 years. I greatly enjoy the opportunity to be a part of changes that occur within family systems. My hope is to assist family members in moving through difficult transitions while maintaing dignity & respect for themselves & the rest of their family. This is attained by coaching and empowering each family member how to value their role as an individual & in turn, as a family member. As growth occurs through change, healthy patterns are developed & balance is achieved. The collaborative process lends itself to this philosophy is such a fine manner.
Training Offered

Emotional Balance in the Collaborative Process
New Strategies for Transforming Parental Conflict
Peacemaking as a Profession
Embracing Conflict

Training Conducted

Advanced Collaborative Training: Sharpening your Skills from Initial Consult to Case Debrief
Developing Advanced Collaborative Teams: Building Upon Professional Strengths (Coach and Child Specialist Focus)
The Cost of Collaboration: Efficiency vs. Cutting Corners
Introductory Collaborative Training
Spendthrifts VS. Tightwads in the Collaborative Process

Collaborative Training Offered

Advanced Collaborative Training: Sharpening your Skills from Initial Consult to Case Debrief
Developing Advanced Collaborative Teams: Building Upon Professional Strengths (Coach and Child Specialist Focus)

Collaborative Training Reference

Anne Lucas
Nancy Cameron