Melissa + Neil
We are a husband and wife, psychotherapist and linguist team who provide interdisciplinary services and write about our professional experiences. We enhance communications in order to cultivate healthier, more dynamic and impactful relations.
Who Are We?
Neil's degree is in Clinical Psychology and he has worked for 10+ years with individuals of all ages, professions, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds in rural, suburban, and urban areas. He has provided individual, couples, and family counseling, as well as developed tailored trainings and consultation services for groups, organizations, and communities on a range of topics.
He writes about leadership progression and consults with professionals on how to Mind Your Myths™: An approach he's developed that leverages higher quality, corrective communication that relies on rapport building, psychological process, and emotion management. Luckily, it's a lot easier to implement than describe!
He loves helping people transcend norms by evolving their automatic thoughts and beliefs so we can continually cultivate and accomplish healthy missions and nuanced relations. The first volume of his book Myths of Mind: Out Lines is available now.
He's an academic descendant of Carl Rogers.
Melissa's degree is in Linguistics and she has worked as a content analyst, writing coach, conversation analyst, communication consultant, and authorship attribution analyst. She has a certificate in Applied Mythology and writes about using metaphors and mythology to help us communicate better through, what she calls, Imythiation™, in her book:
Her award-winning research has revolved around discourse and literary patterns, while some of her other professional experiences involved document analysis, key word analysis, and communication efficacy in conversation.
She loves providing people word-level and big-picture insights, showing them how to better communicate their messages so they can create more meaningful connections.
She's an academic descendant of Noam Chomsky.
Sawyer is our rescue dog. He is a terrior/shih-tzu mix who loves to snuggle, build blanket forts, and bark at skateboards, bicycles, rollerblades, and scooters. He also answers to "Soy Sauce."
He is the director of creativity and morale at Temme Meil.
Campbell is our rescue cat. He enjoys fetch, scaling doors, eating moths, and hugging heads. His favorite treat is pumpkin, and he knows how to say "hello" and "what is this?"
He is the VP of vision and focus at Temme Meil.
Emory is our rescue kitten. She is fierce, loyal, independent, and snuggly. She loves cuddling up on the computer, tackling her much bigger brothers, and sleeping upside down.
She is the Manager of insight and productivity at Temme Meil.
We've been a unit since 2007.
After getting experience in our respective fields, we saw the opportunity to combine forces to help advance communication and relations in effective, healthy, and evolution-oriented ways.
We decided to create our own system to ensure interpersonal and systemic health are priority.
We show people how the tools, techniques, and theories from our fields can be applied in everyday interactions.
We focus on building robust bridges in a time that
produces feeble barriers.