Melissa Porrey is the Account Management Director and Licensed Professional Counselor at The KonTerra Group with over 13 years of experience in the mental health field and humanitarian sector. As a clinician with a focus on grief, trauma, and humanitarian work, Melissa’s experience includes managing a global resiliency program for the American Red Cross; building and delivering psychological first aid and other psychoeducational curricula for service members, veterans, and military families; and overseeing a clinical inpatient and outpatient mental health program for survivors of traumatic injury. She’s also served as an interventionist for a DOD-funded PTSD research study and oversaw the casework department for a nonprofit that provides bereavement support to the families of fallen service members. Melissa is also a published writer who works as a freelancer contributing articles related to mental and overall health.

When she’s not working with others on their mental wellness, you’ll find her on a yoga mat, in the climbing gym, or out on a hiking trail. Melissa lives in Northern VA with her husband and two children.