Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate Counselor
Being Bryan Kohberger‘s sister
Date of Birth
Age (In 2023)
Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, United States
Ewing, New Jersey, United States
in centimeters- 168 cm in meters- 1.68 m in Feet Inches- 5ft 6in
Family and Marriage Details
Michael Kohberger Jr.
Pleasant Valley High School, Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, United States
Centenary University, Hackettstown, New Jersey
Melissa Kohberger is the elder sister of University of Idaho quadruple murder suspect Bryan Kohberger. She works as a licensed associate counselor and a mental health therapist in Ewing, New Jersey.
She was born in 1991 to Michael Kohberger Jr. and his wife MaryAnn Kohberger in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Melissa has an elder sister named Amanda Kohberger and a younger brother named Bryan Kohberger.
Her parents worked for Pleasant Valley School District in Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, United States. Her father, Michael Kohberger Jr. was employed in the maintenance for 2.5 years and her mother, MaryAnn Kohberger was working as a Para Professional for 7 years. Her parents filed for bankruptcy twice in 1995 & 2010.
Her elder sister, Amanda Marie Kohberger is a licensed school counselor, a registered behavior technician and an actress. She resides in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, United States and has also played the role of Lori in the horror movie Two Days Back (2011).
Melissa Kohberger has a master’s degree from Centenary University in Hackettstown, New Jersey.
Growing up in a small rural town, she always felt a little bit different and because of this experience, she developed an ability to hold space for people who feel isolated or lost, which contributed to her decision to pursue therapy. Her mental health career began at an addiction treatment facility in Brooklyn, New York City. After that, she moved into a community mental health setting, where she worked with children, teens and adults experiencing trauma, mood, personality and substance use disorders.
Melissa is a member of Resilience Lab mental health collective where she is practicing as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate Counselor under the supervision of Nicole Cowan and treats people having Anger, Anxiety, Chronic Illness, Mood Swings, Workplace Issues, Aging related concerns and young people transitioning into adulthood. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
She charges a fees of $100-$200 per session for a 15-minute consultation.
On 30 December 2022, her younger brother, Bryan Christopher Kohberger was arrested for being the main suspect behind the gruesome murder of four students in the University of Idaho from his parents’s house in Chestnuthill Township in Monroe County, Pennsylvania around 2,500 miles away from the crime scene.
On 1 January 2023, two days after Bryan Kohberger was arrested, the Kohberger family released a joint statement through Bryan’s counsel Jason Allen LaBar. The family’s statement reads,
“First and foremost, we care deeply for the four families who have lost their precious children. There are no words that can adequately express the sadness we feel, and we pray each day for them. We will continue to let the legal process unfold and as a family we will love and support our son and brother.
We have fully cooperated with law enforcement agencies in an attempt to seek the truth and promote his presumption of innocence rather than judge unknown facts and make erroneous assumptions. We respect privacy in this matter as our family and the families suffering loss can move forward through the legal process.”