WHO  is Melissa Thornton?

Melissa Thornton's work with you draws on wisdom from systems psychology, personal growth training, career counseling, management consulting, organizational development, motivational training and good old common sense. These principles have been proven to work, consistently, with virtually every type of personality, situation, or challenge.

Melissa's clients describe 
her as:

Inspiring~  Intuitive~  Warm~ Passionate~  Supportive~
Challenging~  High Integrity~
Motivating~  Practical~  Organized~ Spiritual~  Joyful~  Outrageous~ Results-Oriented

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  • BA, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass. (1974)
  • MBA, Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire (1980)
  • MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Bridgeport, Connecticut (1990)
  • Coursework, MentorCoach, ICF and Coachville University
  • Coursework, Institute for Life Coach Training


  • Connecticut Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Maine Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Approved Supervisor - American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • Clinical Member - AAMFT
  • Certificate Course in Family and Divorce Mediation


  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Maine Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 

  • Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 
          - Former President
          - Former CAMFT WebMaster

  • International Coach Federation, New England Chapter
          - Vice President-Marketing & Communications
          - ICF-NE Web Maintenance

  • International Coach Federation, CT Chapter
          - Former President
          - Former ICF-CT WebMaster

  • CT Council for Divorce Mediation
          - Former Member, Board of Directors


Melissa Thornton is a woman who loves adventure.
   She is drawn to meet challenges and grow from
   them. She can help you to seek out your challenges
   and transform them into opportunities; then make
    those opportunities into life adventures! 
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WHO can benefit from these services?

     Melissa's training is in interpersonal systems psychotherapy (marriage and family therapy) and organizational development. This means that she works with people who are in relationship with other people…in couples, families, friendships, work or fun groups, small businesses, corporate teams. She helps to identify the healthy aspects of your relationships and work in partnership with you to address those that don’t meet your standards or needs. 

    Her perspective is through a wide-angle lens, perceiving the interactions among your relationships and finding the synergies that allow you to transform your life and relationships into joyous, growth-producing entities.

    Anyone who is facing these issues in their complex life can benefit from systems psychotherapy with Melissa:

  • Stress Management  
  • Life Transition Issues
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Child/Adolescent Issues
  • Parenting
  • Communications
  • Financial Problems
  • Coping with the Elderly


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Relationships
  • Marital Concerns
  • Sexual Problems
  • Infidelity
  • Divorce


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Melissa L. Thornton, MBA, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Personal and Professional Coach 


24 hr. confidential voicemail: 203-331-7242
802 Back River Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
24 hr. confidential voicemail and FAX: 207-633-6566

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