Finding Safety
In Connection

Beyond Healing is designed to be a space where you can find connection to safe people and helpful resources. We value offering a variety of resources to the clients we serve, the communities we live in, and the general public.

Beyond Healing Resources

Beyond Healing is designed to be a space where you can find connection to safe people and therapists in Springfield, MO. We value offering a variety of resources to the clients we serve, the communities we live in, and the general public. The resources that we offer at Beyond Healing can be beneficial to those seeking therapy as well as to other therapists. We offer man consultation offerings including EMDR Consultation. We hope that something that you find here will be a supportive guide to you or someone you know.

Our Services


Our counseling services focus on supporting individuals, couples, and families of all ages seeking someone to partner with them in their healing journey. All clinicians are trained in providing trauma informed services.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is created to invite individuals from all walks of life into a community where they can explore and experience safety and connection together. Through the support of psychoeducation and process groups, we believe that being in community with others is a critical part of the healing process.

EMDR Therapy

The majority of our clinicians are trained in this evidenced based trauma focused treatment modality. It serves as an efficient and effective tool to assist the system with processing and restoring trauma memories.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Experience the healing richness of the entire farm setting, as you are surrounded by the love and connection with the horses and other animals. Horses operate in the moment, naturally and authentically offering emotional safety and trust. The Equine Therapy process allows the client to experience the feelings of being seen, heard, valued, and loved by another being, in addition to the supportive connection of the therapist.

Play Therapy

Clients of all ages can benefit from the processing of exploring and expressing themselves through the experience of play. Sand-tray, art, and other interactive toys offer the opportunity for creativity and processing in a non-traditional manner.

Trauma Informed Massage

Massage therapy helps our clients gain connection with their own bodies and awareness of how they are housing emotional distress. It is intended for clients to experience the felt sense of being nurtured and cared for through safe touch.

Yoga and Embodiment Practices

Our bodies are extremely relevant to the healing process. These services gently provide an opportunity to feel grounded and safe within your body.

Health and Wellness

Knowing that the mind and body are highly connected, we believe that every human needs to be cared for in a holistic and integrated way. Through Intuitive Eating, health coaching, and guided movement we are able to offer these services to support your healing.

Medication Consultation

As a psychiatric pharmacist and mental health counselor, our consultant offers support in exploring the positive and negative implications of each medication on the human system as a whole. During a 30 minute consultation you can explore how multiple medications interact with one another, possible side effects, and how it can serve as a support to your healing process.

Health Coaching

As an evidence-based discipline, our health coach serves in the role of advocacy, supporting and empowering each client on his or her personal health and well-being journey. Overall health is addressed by exploring lifestyle choices, nutrition, stress, and physical activity.

Creative Art Lessons and Groups

Art offers us a way to express aspects of ourselves that may feel hidden or vulnerable to share otherwise. These private and group sessions expose you to a variety of creative ways to discover more about yourself and safely share it with others.

I woke up this morning and quickly welled up with tears. I woke up knowing I fit and knowing I belong. So simple but a HUGE shift in how I think about myself.

For the past two years, I’ve been under the guidance of Melissa. She’s been key to my growth and healing process which has continued to lead me to the truest version of myself.

The intensive really was a huge breakthrough for me. Instead of working in a small section of time, I was able to start down a path of hurt and discomfort. The longer session allowed us to visit those wounds, identify root causes and begin the healing process. I left feeling whole and empowered. The longer session is really life changing because of the amount you are able to tackle in one setting.

— Emily V.

I have undergone an enormous transformation since starting EMDR. This is without question due to my therapists expertise and the benefit EMDR has for processing trauma.

While doing EMDR in our regular one hour sessions was helpful, the time frame was a limitation to my ability to reach the most vulnerable state of processing. The EMDR Intensive eliminated that entirely allowing me to explore things I didn’t realize were apart of my trauma and process them rapidly with out interruptions.

If someone is considering EMDR therapy as an option I would highly recommend the Intensive sessions. I have experienced amazing progress and growth first hand.

— Tila W.

Since the age of 11 I have undergone therapy and I have never felt as loved as I do at Beyond. Bridger has played a key role in my healing with OCD. The trauma that I experienced as a child has formed me as the person I am today and I wouldn’t be able to accept that if I had never chose therapy.

My negative self beliefs, anxiety, and sadness have had a significant decrease with the help of the people I love. I have had many therapists in the past ranging in age and gender and I can’t say all of them have been great.

My goal has always been to “fix myself” and without the support of Bridger and the Beyond Team, I don’t think I could understand that I don’t need to be fixed.

— Therapy Client

Beyond Healing retreats is a unique opportunity to intentionally take time for inner healing and be cared for by incredible authentic and kind people. I have experienced the process of scheduling a retreat and going through the process and am blown away by how much attention, thought and care was given to all my details. From food allergies to types of support services I was treated with honor and care. Food, transportation and therapy were all taken care of, so all I needed to do what get there, heal and rest. I also experienced profound healing and shift in my journey from my 3 day intensive. It changed my life so deeply that I scheduled a second one a few years later. Everyone deserves to heal and this retreat is a safe and impactful option for anyone open to the journey!

— Retreat Client

Get in touch with Beyond Healing

The search for support on your healing journey can be a challenging one. At Beyond Healing, we value each person’s humanity and the life experiences that shaped them to be who they are today. Trauma is not the end of our journey, we would love to join you on your journey to heal.