Melaney Thurman

(MS, LPCC)

About Me

Hello! My name is Melaney and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Ohio. I have been working in the counseling profession since 2014 and in the mental health field since 2010.

I am currently employed full-time at The Center for Balanced Living which supports specified treatment for clients with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and other disordered eating behaviors. Although eating disorders is my specialty, my practice and interventions stretch to cover the following other treatment concerns: conflict/stress, change/transitions, anxiety, grief/loss, depression, LGBTQIA, couples and family relationship issues among adolescents and adults. I use various treatment approaches depending on the presenting concerns. A few of my clinical approaches include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, strength-based interventions, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based interventions.

I feel that majority of my patients are quick to find that I am relaxed, calm and welcoming within the counseling experience. I am a liberal individual that is open to self-choice, one's interests, beliefs and values. My goal in counseling is to help you feel better about yourself, whatever that may entail, support you and help advocate for you. Together we can work on finding techniques, interventions and a counseling style that fits your needs in order to fulfill your life with value and meaning.

Regards to availability, I try to respond to a message within 24 hours at maximum. I am online responding to messages or conducting live sessions on average 5-6 days a week, with 1-2 days a week offline/unavailable.









Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPCC #E. 1700186 (Expires: 2019-05-31)


Reviews

Written by N.A. on Jul 10, 2018 after counseling with Melaney for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Melaney is great!

Written by L.E. on Jun 04, 2018 after counseling with Melaney for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, and self esteem

Melaney is very easy to talk too. She responds quickly and does a good job addressing my questions and concerns.

Written by L.A. on Feb 19, 2018 after counseling with Melaney for 2 months

I enjoy working with Melaney and really trust her. She's very easy to schedule time with, is very responsive, and has great expertise with anxiety. She's given me a lot of new tools to help manage my condition.

Written by K.A. on Jan 06, 2018 after counseling with Melaney for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Melaney helped me a lot when I needed it. I appreciate her insight & understanding. And when I needed to just vent & write down my thoughts, she always helped me see how my feelings were valid despite my own insecurities. And she'd frequently checked in on me to see how I was doing.I really recommend talking to Melaney. I was going through relationship problems, in addition to my depression & anxiety. It was a tough spot for me, and I was very lucky to have her assigned as my first therapist on BetterHelp.

Written by A.M. on Dec 15, 2017 after counseling with Melaney for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Melaney is very good at listening to my concerns and understanding them and responding in a timely manner giving insight based on her expertise.

Written by M.O. on Jul 30, 2017 after counseling with Melaney for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

Melaney was so incredibly helpful during a hard time for me. She always was there to give me a different outlook on things and to help me understand why I was feeling a certain way and then gave me tons of helpful ideas and advice. She didn't hesitate to share her own experiences and relate to me in a way that not many people can! I am extremely satisfied with my time speaking with Melaney!

Written by C.O. on Jul 24, 2017 after counseling with Melaney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Melaney is very perceptive, positive, and prompt with responses. She takes time to try and untangle the thoughts in my head for me and help me figure out what I should actually do to get results.

Written by E.M. on Jul 13, 2017 after counseling with Melaney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family, and self esteem

Melaney has been a great support for me thus far in my journey. Her insights and guidance have proven very helpful. Not only does she respond quickly and thoughtfully, she checks in frequently to ensure I'm doing well. I've appreciated the time she's spent working with me.