Melissa Elder, LCSW, RYT-300

Phase I Faculty

MELISSA (she/her) is the owner and founder of Deeper Roots Therapy in Charlotte, NC.  She specializes in working with people experiencing eating disorders, trauma, body dissociation, chronic pain, physical and occupational therapy concerns, and parenthood stress.

Melissa earned her BA in sociology from Wake Forest University and MSW from Fordham University.  She is trained in Brain Spotting and Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) and offers supervision in both modalities. In addition to being a faculty member with ERI, Melissa is an adjunct professor at Sage Colleges.

Her clinical approach emphasizes creating safety by brining her authentic self into the therapy room and holding presence for clients’ experiences of living in their bodies.

Michele Price, LCSW, RYT-200

Tier 1 Assistant Faculty

MICHELE (she/her) has been a licensed clinical social worker since 2012. She is currently in private practice and is trained in IFS, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and yoga.  She has a passion for using somatic work, creative arts, and mindfulness practices to help clients connect to their parts and inner wisdom. For more detailed information, please visit