Years in Practice

10 years +


Pikesville MD 21208 - United States



Additional Expertise

Psychotherapist, Reiki Practitioner, Social Worker, Trainer

I Believe


About Melissa Watson-Clark

I am a nature loving licensed clinical social worker and Reiki II practitioner with almost 20 years of experience as a therapist. Listening and supporting people through crisis and helping people reach their personal goals and milestones has been a passion and true calling on my life. 

With a background in Motivational Interviewing, Instructional Systems Design and extensive training in herbal medicine, I bring a diverse skillset to the work of therapy and holistic wellness. Growing up in Alabama, my childhood was spent outdoors.  Summer was an endless cycle of bike riding, wandering the neighborhoods, sneaking fruit from the neighbor’s trees, and playing in hobo jungle, an overgrown forest area that was a place of fun and adventure. It was here that I most experienced how nature affects us emotionally and spiritually.

 Operating primarily from my private practice, Gardenwood Counseling Center is located in Baltimore County, MD. I offer 1 to 1 therapy services and group sessions for client who are experiencing similar issues and could benefit from learning together. I have also developed group wellness workshops for adults who are overstressed, teaching strategies that can help them to cope and manage their symptoms more successfully. 

Since opening the doors of my own private practice in 2018, Gardenwood Counseling Center has become a place for many to come, reset, restore and regain peace.

It is my intention that each person who comes to the grounds begins to feels the peace and calm that Gardenwood was created for and extends to all. Being in the garden, feeling the gentle breeze and hearing the rustling of the leaves allows you to relax into the calming presence and healing power that nature has to offer. Nature heals. Nature nurtures. It is my belief that nature is the only true antidote to the chaos and toxicity that so many of us live in every day. I created Gardenwood to be a port in a storm and to help people reconnect with Mother Earth and be healed by Her.

Gardenwood is also a gathering space for holistic wellness... where workshops promoting peace, calm and balance takes place. At these workshops you can gather with like-minded people and learn get tips from experts about nutrition, mental health, energy balancing, meditation, herbalism and more.

Life can be overwhelmingly difficult for anyone at different points in life. If you or someone you know is facing burnout, overstimulated or simply struggling to manage everyday stress, I encourage you to come experience the peaceful and serene space that Gardenwood offers.