Helping creatives and women of color achieve balance, success, and profound joy.

Palo Wellness

Hi there, welcome!

Hello! I’m Melissa Young MA, CTP and I'm a psychotherapist and mental wellness coach. I teach creative professionals and women of color how to beat imposter syndrome and level up in their careers through building confidence and self-love. I also teach the emotional regulation and relational skills necessary to better connect with your truest inner self and with the people in your life.

I'm so happy you're here!

Pour into Yourself

Client Words

“I enjoy working with Melissa and her holistic approach to coaching. She provides mental wellness coaching that is easy to understand and apply. Melissa coached me through my transition of leaving my 9-5 to pursue creative entrepreneurship full-time. Although I was nervous and hesitant, her support pushed me away from my old habits of allowing fear to take over and prevent me from reaching my goal. I’m so excited for this new journey!”

- NaI, coaching client 

“First, I would like to say thank you for all the encouragement and support you have provided me with. When I started coaching sessions I feel like my life was in shambles, but working with you, I’ve transformed into the person I always wanted to be. Not only have you been patient with me when I was not ready for progress, you helped me to see my own potential for greatness. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾”

- Kelsi, coaching client

“Working with Melissa has been like working with a translator to help me understand myself and the people in my life so much better. She’s been the down to earth voice of reason when I was questioning my thinking, which can happen pretty often in the entertainment business. I had been afraid to speak up and ask for what I wanted in many areas. But with Melissa’s support I’ve been able to see how worthy I am of having a life I love and am proud of. Melissa has helped me know how to hear AND trust my inner voice. I am more confident now and things just keep getting better and better. Thanks Melissa!!”

- emma, coaching client