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OUR TEAM OF COUNSELORS

Where Passion and Dedication Meet

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MELISSA INGRAHAM

MA, LPC, NCC

Masters in Community Counseling

Licensed Professional Counselor (AZ)

National Certified Counselor

 

Melissa is a licensed professional counselor with over 16 years of counseling, small group, and large group experience working with men and women facing depression, anxiety, the effects of abuse, sexual addiction, and gender-identity issues. Using a blend of approaches, including Internal Family Systems, Psychodynamic therapy, EMDR therapy, and listening prayer, she supports clients in resolving relational, emotional, and spiritual problems on the journey to wholeness. In 2006, she graduated from Regent University with a Masters of Arts degree in Community Counseling. After her own journey of healing and freedom from brokenness and trauma, Melissa chose Regent because of the focus on integrating the truth of God and spiritual interventions with psychology and clinical counseling. 

 

Prior to founding Overflow Christian Counseling, Melissa served as Director of Counseling Services at Arizona Christian University, where she provided clinical supervision for Masters-level interns and counseling for students, staff and faculty. While living in New York, she worked for a church-based Christian counseling center. She has been married to her husband Garry for 15 years and they have two boys. She enjoys reading fiction, listening to worship music, and watching movies with her family. 

 

Melissa's goal is to help clients experience Romans 15:13 for themselves. It says, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

ELIZABETH FORD

MS, LAC

Masters of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Licensed Associate Counselor

Elizabeth is a licensed associate counselor who graduated with her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health from Grand Canyon University with experience in both outpatient and counseling settings. She has worked as a case manager for individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. During this time, she also gained experience in community crisis response. In 2021, Elizabeth moved from case management into counseling and enjoyed her time at Arizona Christian University, providing therapy to students, staff, and faculty who were experiencing anxiety, depression, addictions, and symptoms of various traumas (spiritual, emotional, physical, sexual, mental, and verbal). 

 

Elizabeth offers trauma-informed, spiritually based care, integrating spiritual practices with sound theoretical frameworks to provide a safe place for individuals to metabolize traumatic events. Passionate about helping people heal, she blends Internal Family Systems (IFS) and mindfulness practices to integrate all parts of self as clients discover who they truly are.  

 

In her free time, Elizabeth adores driving with no clear destination, working in her garden, riding her Harley, and, above all, spending time with her husband and two adult children. She is happiest with a cup of coffee, an inspiring book, and a cat (or two) on her lap.  

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