206.388.5881 melissa@blackpinehealing.com

About the Practice

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Mission and Values

Black Pine: A Symbol

In Chinese medicine, black is the color of the Kidneys, root of all life, symbol of Water, mother of Wood. Pine, green year-round, is the exemplary symbol of life flourishing. Together, Japanese Black Pine, a bonsai, reminds us of the beauty that comes from all life well tended. Patience, love, attentiveness, awareness are all in the kindness we must bring to ourselves in healing.


​To help those who seek self-awareness, acceptance and ease, regardless of experience, color, creed or sex.


Envisioning a community comprised of unique individuals co-creatively responding to their experience with joy, love, and compassion, Melissa believes active patient participation is integral to the healing process. She encourages self-empowering education, reflection, and practice in addition to treatment.


Core Values


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Laughter brings with it the power of a greater perspective– room to hold the difficult with gentle playfulness.

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Curiosity keeps us open to what we don’t know and to what we fear, allowing for insight and transformation.

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Compassion heals all wounds, melts all distance, opens all hearts to a place of creative response.

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True choice comes from genuine authenticity; lasting change only comes from a willing agent.

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Feeling safe allows us to be honest with ourselves about what we truly believe and want for ourselves and our interactions with the world.