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I believe we are all on a journey. Everything we do, our wins-losses, successes, and failures are all part of the adventure. These are the life lessons the shape us into who we become as we teach the world through our stories.

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Nov 20, 2018

Melody Brooke Henricks - Director, Producter, Writer and Actor
Raised in Oklahoma in the wings of a theatre,

Melody came to drama naturally. Her childhood trauma instilled in her a deep curiosity about people.  As a child she wrote scripts for herself and her siblings to act out for family functions. She went on to obtain a degree in Theatre from the University of Texas at Dallas and, later, a Masters Degree in Counseling and Guidance from TWU.

In the 1980’s Melody was a highly respected actor, casting director, and actor’s coach working for three separate schools teaching acting students at all levels from all over the metroplex.

Melody studied and taught with Jeff Alexander, Jayne Mansfield’s acting coach. The birth of her twin girls pulled her out of acting and into a career as a Licensed Professional Counselor. With the twins and their older sister grown up and “launched” and two books to her credit, Melody returns to film with an invigorated passion for great story telling.

Her experience both as an actor, and as a counselor gives her a unique perspective on human nature that inspires her.

The loss of my youngest child to SIDS in 1987. He was 7 weeks old and I was in an emotionally abusive relationship with twin 2 year olds and a 7 year old.  I had no idea how to get away from the trapped life I was in, but I knew that if I didn’t do something I would not survive the grief and depression.

But God tapped me in the shoulder one morning and said “remember? You are supposed to be a counselor.”  I started my program 6 months later and graduated less than 2 years later. 

Imagine you woke up tomorrow and you had to start all over what would you do different? : I’d have been open to therapy at a younger age. Because my mother was mentally ill I unconsciously believed it was only for the mentally ill.  That put me off of it until my son died.  I believe as a result I would have made MUCH different choices.

My books https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Melody+Brooke&i=stripbooks&dc&qid=1534021236&ref=aw_s_fkmr0

My practice;  http://melodybrooke.com

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