Barbara Melinda Abernethy

(MSW, LCSW)
Therapist Barbara Melinda Abernethy Photo

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

Written by S.A. on Sep 13, 2021 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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.