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Once a vision, now a reality..

Nurturinse was once a vision and is now an atmosphere that allows for a holistic and balanced approach to caring for you and your family. Nurturinse focuses on all aspects of life. Through nurturing the whole self, you will be able to restore health and vitality.Education and personalized treatments are offered. A team of well-trained professionals will provide services customized to your needs.

Does the idea of treating yourself emotionally and physically sound inviting? Experience our 50-minute therapy session followed by an hour-long therapeutic massage. You will be amazed at the benefits of creating a balanced self. Nurturinse offers individuals the opportunity to learn, internalize and model life styles that will sustain their relationships, family and community. We invite you to achieve balance and harmony in a welcoming and relaxing space.

Mission / Goals / Values / Credentials

At Nurturinse, Melissa believes in people and their ability to create change.  If clients are provided the knowledge base and equip with the tools, they can be empowered to reach their goals. Her approach is on the present and future and customized for each client and situation.

Melissa focuses is on individual growth, which lends itself to the development of healthy relationships and ultimately allows children and their families to thrive.  She encourages problem solving and decision making from within.  Her “passion” is centered on creating peace within family systems, specifically for children.  Her work continues in discovering ways for families to be successful.

Professional Organizations include:  AFCC (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts), APFM (Academy of Professional Family Mediators), IACP (International Academy of Collaborative Professionals), and NBCC (National Board of Certified Counselors), Athena International, and Athena Erie.

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Hello! I’m Melissa Sulkowski

Melissa Sulkowski is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania who has been working with children and families for nearly 24 years.  She holds her certification with the National Board of Certified Counselors and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Arts in Counseling.  Melissa has been in private practice for 17 years and spends her days as a full time Peacemaker providing alternative dispute resolution services.

Prior to opening her own practice, she worked with children placed in Residential Treatment Facilities.  Melissa is the owner of Nurturinse, a practice that promotes a holistic approach and offers peaceful alternatives to healing.  Melissa has attended multiple trainings on communication and conflict resolution skills.  She has provided Coaching and Family Mediation to hundreds of families going through separation and divorce.  Melissa has been very successful with assisting families in reaching resolution outside of a court process.  She is a founding member of the Collaborative Professionals of Northwest Pennsylvania (CPNWPA) and served as the President of the local practice group for four years.

Melissa has presented at several Collaborative Practice forums and Mediation conferences.  Her impressions have been published in the The Trend: A Newsletter of the PA Bar Association’s Collaborative Law Committee.  She has also presented for other professionals nationally and for her local and state Bar Associations.  In addition, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals for their first “Leadership Academy”, a program designed to create leaders in the collaborative community, elected Melissa.  In February of 2014, Melissa was selected as a recipient of the Athena PowerLink award.  Athena International is a program that recognizes potential in woman owned businesses and assists them in taking their business to the “next level”.  Their mission is to support business development and inspire women leaders to achieve their full potential.  In July of 2016, Melissa was selected as 1 of 15 Peacemaking Professionals between the United States and Canada.  As a result, she is a founding member of Peacemaking Practice Trainers.  Melissa will also be published by the American Bar Association in 2018 as a contributing author to a book that will provide trained professionals with real-world tools to succeed in Collaborative Practice.