Barbara Melinda Abernethy

LCSW

About Me

Hi, My name is Melinda Abernethy and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in North Carolina with 6 years of experience working as a psychocounselor. I received my Masters in Social Work from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. My experience ranges in working with clients ages birth- 18 years old with a wide range of concerns including developmental delays, depression, anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, OCD and ADHD. Through my work with children I have also gained a partnership in working with their parents and other family/caregivers with concerns such as postpartum disorders, parenting stressors, grief counseling, and transitioning life stages. I also have experience working with many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I approach counseling through a client-centered approach. I believe in meeting the client where they are and using reflective questions to guide sessions and change. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.


I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C011029 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Barbara Melinda Abernethy. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by A.N. on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Barbara Melinda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I adore Melinda. She gets me. I am grateful.

Written by S.A. on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with Barbara Melinda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

So far she has been wonderful. I have been surprised with how easily I was able to open up to her! She has a comfortable and approachable demeanor about her that makes me feel safe. So far I am enjoying my first steps in therapy.

Written by A.N. on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with Barbara Melinda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Melinda has a comforting presence and offers a safe space to discuss mental health.

Written by J.E. on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Barbara Melinda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I really appreciate my counselor. I feel heard. She is non-judgmental and can relate to some of what I am talking about in a non biased way. My husband has even said he had noticed a change in my reactions to situations since starting with Barbara. I have already recommended it to a friend of mine who is going through similar feelings. She is great!

Written by A.M. on Apr 21, 2021 after therapy with Barbara Melinda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Mindy has been a very caring and understanding provider to me so far. She replies to all my messages in a timely manner and gives my really useful tips and exercises to attempt on my own! I would recommend selecting her as your therapist.

Work with me!