There’s Something In You.

I Know How To Get It Out.

There’s Something In You.

I Know How To Get It Out.

The most painful piece of feedback I ever got in an acting class:

“There’s something in you, but I don’t know how to get it out.”

It came from one of the greatest acting teachers I ever had, which made it even more soul-crushing. I thought, if this prolific acting teacher can’t get it out of me, who can? I felt hopeless and devastated. A failure as an actor. Deficient as a person.

Now, over a decade later, I help other actors get it out. (Singers, dancers, and musicians, too). I know how to help you fulfill your potential. And I know that what you really need isn’t happening in your acting class. Or your voice/music lesson. Or your dance workshop.

Hi, I’m Melissa Harrison. I’m a former professional actor/singer and licensed psychotherapist. I’ve got personal experience with the passions and pitfalls of performing, and the psychological know-how to help you make the changes you want. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years of performing and therapy-ing, it’s this:

Everything you are looking for is already here. Now. In YOU.

I know how to help you discover this.

Your unique, intuitive, creative potential is there, waiting to show itself fully. I can’t wait to see you shine!

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Credentials and Stuff

I’M NOT JUST TALK.

I’VE  GOT THE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE TO BACK IT UP.

Credentials and Stuff

I’M NOT JUST TALK.

I’VE  GOT THE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE TO BACK IT UP.

  • Professional, working actor for 10 years.
    Yes, that means I paid all or most of my bills as an actor.
  • BA in Theatre Arts from Wayne State University
  • 2007 & 2008 studied at the Moscow Art Theatre
  • 10+ years teaching children’s theatre classes
  • Voice lessons for 10+ years (I’m a musical theatre soprano). I taught for a while, too.
  • Strasberg and Meisner method classes
  • EMC w/Actors’ Equity Association
  • MA in Counseling Psychology from Saybrook University
  • 8 years providing one-on-one counseling and therapy
  • Trainings in Brainspotting, Internal Family Systems, Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy, and many, many more
  • Attended multiple silent meditation retreats. It’s a big part of my life.
  • Professional, working actor for 10 years.
    Yes, that means I paid all or most of my bills as an actor.
  • BA in Theatre Arts from Wayne State University
  • 2007 & 2008 studied at the Moscow Art Theatre
  • 10+ years teaching children’s theatre classes
  • EMC w/Actors’ Equity Association
  • Strasberg and Meisner method classes
  • Voice lessons for 10+ years (I’m a musical theatre soprano). I taught for a while, too.
  • MA in Counseling Psychology from Saybrook University
  • 8 years providing one-on-one counseling and therapy
  • Trainings in Brainspotting, Internal Family Systems, Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy, and many, many more
  • Attended multiple silent meditation retreats. It’s a big part of my life.

I’m Ready To Perform Better Than Ever!

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