Melissa Potter, MSW, LADC, LMT, Shamballa Master

About Melissa

Melissa Potter currently lives on Little Bay, in Durham, New Hampshire with her 17 year old cat, Jack. She loves the earth and its elements; loves to camp, kayak, swim, and visit mountains and beaches. Her favorite thing is to gather with friends and family for good food and conversation. She also loves music, studying holistic healing techniques, and simple living strategies; libraries; astrology; bookstores; and the theater. One of her favorite things to do is sing with others!

Connecting to nature has been a joyful and deepening source of strength, beauty, and sustenance for Melissa. This honoring of PachaMama ~ Mother Earth ~ and her devotion to holistic healing led her to the joyous and rewarding journey of studying and using homeopathic and herbal medicine and aromatherapy. Life is a magical, beautiful, and aromatic adventure when surrounded by colorful, healing plants!

Her passions are writing for the joy of writing, inspiring others, and doing service work. Creating venues to share her experience, strength, and hope is extremely rewarding to her. She loves exploring the Divine Feminine through myths, archetypes, and ritual, and is deeply in love with creating altars and sacred space for healing and celebration.

Melissa graduated from the NH Institute of Therapeutic Arts in 1993 where she studied various forms of alternative healing, and from the Upledger Institute where she trained to the advanced level of Craniosacral and Somato-Emotional Release Therapy. She offers these services along with sacred ceremony, women's spirituality groups, and intuitive, spiritual, and astrological counseling in her private practice at MotherRoots Healing Arts.
Melissa obtained her Masters degree in Clinical Social Work in May 2016. She is deepening her clinical focus in trauma and addiction. Before studying Social Work, Melissa completed a 2-year certification in Alcohol and (Other) Drug Counseling at Northern Essex Community College and is currently a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) in the state of New Hampshire.

Although Melissa has studied with many wonderful and wise teachers throughout the last thirty years, many of her most profound teachings have come from the everyday women and men who have inspired her with their own life stories. For this she is eternally grateful.

And to all of the women whose tables she has sat around ~ sharing cups of tea, potluck meals, stories, and laughter ~ she is also grateful ~ for these are the intuitive, soulful Wise Woman ways that infuse us with the very deepest teachings about ourselves, each other, and the world around us, on our journey through life.

Spiritual Guidance

Are you looking for inspiration and guidance? Do you need someone to listen to the feelings and stories of your deepest heart? I am a compassionate and empathic person who would love to help you along the path to your own most comfortable and healed self. Call if you would like to set up an appointment for spiritual counseling or an astrological consultation.

Sometimes all we really need is to be seen! Your inner self knows everything you need. My ability to tune into the deeper places of a person's soul, my compassion, and my personal experience of over 30 years of recovery and healing can act as a mirror that will reflect your own truths back to you.

Our listening creates a sanctuary for the homeless parts within another person.
-Rachel Naomi Remen