Melanie Aparicio earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in Spanish from the University of Nevada, Reno before earning her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy (MMFT) at Capella University.
As a therapist at Thrive Wellness Reno, Melanie specializes in working with adolescents and young adults who are struggling with mental health issues, individuals with eating disorders, and clients experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). She is particularly passionate about creating a comfortable environment in which she can join her clients in walking on a path towards healing and growth. As an advocate for breaking down barriers and negative stigmas about mental health within the BIPOC community, she strives to provide psycho-education on the positive impacts that prioritizing mental health can have on individuals and communities.
Outside of her mission-driven work, Melanie enjoys watching sports such as football and baseball. She also finds peace and joy in caring for plants at home and at the office.