Welcome to Fire & Reins…

Offering support for adolescents, adults, couples and families experiencing challenging times…

  • Military and First Responders
  • A partner that had their physical or sexual boundaries violated
  • Self-worth and Confidence
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Developing healthy boundaries
  • Parenting/Step-parenting Support
  • Premarital Coaching
  • Divorce
  • Separated couples with a desire to co-parent at their best
  • Processing Trauma
  • Death of a parent or partner
  • Bullying
  • Communication Issues
  • Body Image and Confidence
  • Unresolved Anger
  • Abuse/Abandonment
  • ADHD
  • Attachment issues
  • Problems at school

Are you ready to break free from what’s been holding you back in your life and relationships and step into living in confidence, peace and joy instead?

Click below to schedule your first session!!

Melissa Clark

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Equine Gestaltist Littleton, Colorado

Hi, I’m Melissa…

…and I’m here to help. Sometimes things can happen to us in life and we can end up getting stuck in a spiral of anxiety, depression, shame, frustration, sadness and anger and our lives and relationships often suffer from because of it.

Big emotions are part of the human experience. However, sometimes these uncomfortable emotions can take over, wreak havoc in our lives and relationships and it’s hard to find the way out on our own.

You don’t have to hold these big emotions by yourself any longer.

I help people heal their hearts so they can thrive in their lives and relationships.

Through an experiential form of therapy called Gestalt, I help people to connect with and navigate these big emotions and release them for good so they can allow in more joy, confidence, and happiness into their worlds. I help people heal the pain from bad experiences and gain healthy communication skills so they can show up as a lighter, more authentic version of themselves.

What is Gestalt?


Gestalt is a trauma-informed and holistic method of psychotherapy used to help people heal and gain self-awareness to live a peaceful and fulfilling life. The word Gestalt is a German term and loosely translates into “a journey toward wholeness”. This methodology, which has been around since the 1930’s, focuses on the whole person-body, mind and soul-and your experience in the present moment. Gestalt coaching is transformational work and has proven effectiveness in helping people heal through somatic, whole person experiences.

Gestalt work is typically done in person but has recently been transferrable, to some degree, to virtual sessions. Gestalt offers true healing and much more than just managing symptoms. It is creative and tailored to each unique client or couple and each session is different.  Clients report a lasting sense of feeling lighter, painful memories carry less emotional charge, and they are able to move forward in life with more self-awareness, more self-compassion, more confidence and a stronger sense of connection in their relationships.


Melissa provided a deep sense of connection and safety. Her calm and caring approach guided me through my work bringing me clarity and peace.


Tracy W.

Manitoba, Canada, CA

Melissa has an incredibly calm and loving voice. She immediately has a demeanor of safety and security. Her sense of calm allowed me to open up about things I have been holding onto for years. She helped me unpack and allowed me to safely express feelings and thoughts without shame and guilt. She helped me take a huge weight off my shoulders and gave me a little piece of peace.
Tiffany T.


I have watched Melissa grow as a coach. You can hear the concern in her voice and compassion/empathy as she guides her client through the process of “letting go” and healing! Powerful!
Angela G.

St. Louis, MO

Melissa naturally creates a safe space. She has a gentle, sweet spirit that invites vulnerability and authenticity.
Carrie O.

Crested Butte, CO

Melissa creates a confident and safe space to all for self-discover and healing. She is naturally gentle and understands fractured relationships.
Carrie O.

Crested Butte, CO

The Equine Gestalt Coaching Method® was developed by Melisa Pearce,  a core founder since 1989, of the horse-­human healing movement. The experiential nature of the method involves the horse as an active partner with the coach in the client’s exploratory process. The integrative approach of the equine’s interaction combined with positive coaching, somatic awareness guidance and Gestalt methodology, assists the client in examining their life and choices made
with a focus on designing a positive future.

©Melisa Pearce