We help people transform their lives to become healthier and stronger, mentally and physically, leading to lifelong wellness.
Melissa Lawrence, LPC, NCC, RPT
Founder & Owner
Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Registered Play Therapist who loves helping others reach their full potential. Melissa also maintains her certification as a school counselor in Connecticut. She has worked with children and families in the schools and in the community. Melissa enjoys staying active and participates competitively in sports, such as running. She loves entertaining family and friends during BBQ cookouts and bonfires at her home with Sean and their goldendoodle, Mazey.
MEET THE LAWRENCE’S
Melissa changed career paths while attending Virginia Tech during the Virginia Tech Shooting. Originally pursuing a career in design as an architect, with a minor in psychology, Melissa found herself continually designing structures and objects for children. After the Virginia Tech shooting, Melissa recognized the undeniable need for preventative and proactive measures pertaining to mental health; and, after seeing the impact of the therapy dogs on site, she was inspired to include animal-assisted therapy in the process. She believed her affinity for working with children would be better served as a counselor designing treatment plans rather than as an architect designing buildings. After meeting her husband, Sean, on a group hike at Sleeping Giant Park in Hamden, CT, they developed a lasting friendship that transitioned seamlessly into a loving marriage. Sean is a certified personal fitness trainer, and presently he is the manager of a major pharmaceutical company’s corporate fitness facility. The Lawrence’s goal is to grow the Lifelong Wellness Center (LWC) to include services in mental and physical health, as well as nutrition. At the LWC, Melissa and Sean believe in a holistic approach to therapy with a focus on the important alliance between the mind and body. A lifestyle of self-efficacy and self-love is the goal; one in which clients feel encouraged and supported in their journey to harvest their overall well-being.
Mazey Lawrence aka Little Miss Mazey
Mazey is a lovable goldendoodle who enjoys spreading joy and comfort to people of all ages. She is a Certified Therapy Dog and loves to cuddle and go for walks!
Sean is an American College Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Group Exercise Instructor, ACE Certified Youth Fitness Trainer, SCW Certified Kettlebell Instructor, TRX Certified Functional Class Trainer, Exercise, Inc. Certified Functional Trainer, and First Aid & CPR Certified. Sean participates in multiple basketball leagues in the Greater Danbury Area. He also enjoys doing yard work: His latest project consisted of building a backyard fire pit and patio for his home with Melissa and their goldendoodle, Mazey.