Melissa L Thornton

Marriage & Family Therapist , MBA , LMFT

(203) 312-7964
Choose a skilled, optimistic partner to help you resolve issues and achieve the life and relationship goals you choose. We form a dynamic partnership to clarify your current and highest life goals. You learn and embrace new thoughts, attitudes and skills...and make new moves, knowing that this trained and dedicated professional, committed to your success, is guiding and cheering your every step. Together, we will turn your life around.
Melissa has practiced Marriage and Family Therapy with individuals, couples and families for the last twenty plus years, and is licensed in both Connecticut and Maine. In 2000, she added Personal and Professional Coaching to her private practice, specializing in relational and life purpose coaching.
Melissa has honed her therapy and coaching skills in agency settings, private practice, small business, corporate environments and as School Counselor in a CT school. She is a founding member of the Sassy Sisters and Lotus Circle Healing Alliances, Boothbay, ME, Westport, CT, and manages a Retreat Center in Boothbay.
Call or Email Melissa Thornton for a free phone consultation now - (203) 312-7964


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University of Bridgeport
  • Year Graduated: 1990
  • License No. and State: MF3141 Maine


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Paypal, Wire

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 457 Connecticut
  • Membership: AAMFT/
  • Member Since: 1990
  • Degree: Amos Tuck, Dartmouth College/MBA
  • Year graduated: 1980

Melissa L Thornton's groups

Women's Retreats

Women's Retreats will be held at the Bold Colorful Life Retreat Center in Boothbay and will be 3 day retreats and week-long retreats. Topics include: 'Life Purpose', 'Return of the Alpha Female' and 'Bold Colorful Life'. Each Retreat includes work on personal growth related to the topic of the Retreat, followed by kayaking, spiritual centering, hiking, self-expression and visits to the local attractions, including the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

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Bold Colorful Love: Couple's Retreats

Couple's Retreat Topics include: Finding the Love that Fits, Growing Each Other UP, Creating a Colorful Love, Nurturing the Love that Lasts, Balancing Life through Relationship, and Gliding Together through Life's Challenges

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Natural Adventure Retreats

This group learns life skills, spiritual centering, and health orientation by interacting with Nature and with one another at the Retreat Center and in Nature. Activities include walking, hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, canoe paddling, swimming, floating, etc. in Nature.

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802 Back River Road
BoothbayMaine 04537
(203) 312-7964
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Additional Location

5 Poplar Street
TrumbullConnecticut 06611
(203) 268-5437


  • Relationship Issues
  • Life Coaching
  • Anxiety


  • Adoption
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Sex Therapy
  • Weight Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Infertility
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality

Mental Health:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Gay Issues

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 18 Feb 2014