Melissa Child is a Licensed Master Social Worker. Mrs. Child provides clinical therapy to individuals to improve their mental health, specializing in trauma using Accelerated Resolution Therapy and animal-assisted intervention. Mrs. Child serves as a newsletter editor and student representative on the Human-Animal Interaction: Research & Practice of Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association board.

Mrs. Child earned a Master of Social Work with an emphasis on Community Mental Health and Addictions from Northwest Nazarene University and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology with an emphasis on Performance Psychology at Grand Canyon University. She has earned the following certifications: Master ART Practitioner, Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Animal-Assisted Interventionist, Emergency Medical Responder, CPR First Aid Instructor & QPR Trainer.

Mrs. Child's long-term professional interests are to work in academia and continue her clinical practice. When Mrs. Child is not working or studying, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and their two dogs. The Child family resides in Island Park, ID, only twenty miles from Yellowstone Park. Her family enjoys all the activities the mountain life provides year-round.