Therapist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Melissa Shi, Therapist

License: LMFT

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 6-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Melissa Shi, LMFT

Melissa Shi, LMFT

Melissa Shi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2019. She has a B.S. in Psychology from UW-Madison and an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University. Melissa knows how uncomfortable it can be to start therapy or ask for help. She believes this discomfort can turn into growth and helps her clients get through the hard stuff by being authentic, warm, and humorous (when appropriate). Melissa also works hard to create a safe, nonjudgmental, and empathetic space. She sees the best in her clients and helps them see their own strengths, accomplishments, growth, and find hope. Melissa also enjoys bringing clients’ interests into the room by incorporating art and writing into session. Seeking therapy and asking for help can be hard and feel vulnerable or uncomfortable. This discomfort also allows for growth and therapy can be an empowering healing process. Melissa finds that therapy is most successful when there is a strong foundation of rapport and trust. This is where she starts with her clients. Melissa will meet you where you are and collaboratively get you to where you would rather be. Whether your goals are to improve boundaries, communication, and relationships or to increase resilience, insight, self-compassion, self-esteem, or something else, therapy can be a much needed safe, non-judgmental place to process life. Melissa is available to help with kindergarteners through adolescence, individuals, couples, and families. When you are ready to start this journey, please reach out! In her free time, Melissa enjoys writing, art, DIY experiments, spending time with social supports and family, hiking/going on walks, and cat snuggles.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Aurora Health Care (Advocate)
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • Centivo N Holdings
  • Common Ground Healthcare
  • ComPsych
  • Dean Health Plan
  • Elevance Health (Anthem BCBS)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Exceedent
  • Forward Health
  • Health Payment Systems (HPS)
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medical College of WI
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Network Health Plan
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Quartz
  • Sana Benefits
  • The Alliance
  • Trilogy
  • Wisconsin Physicians Service (WPS)


  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Parenting Skills


  • LGBTQ+
  • Women


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Melissa Shi. You can also call 262-789-1191 to have someone assist you.

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