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.
Clinical Work Experience:
intake and assessment
community mental health
eating disorders treatment
emergency rooms/crisis services
hospitalized care (PHP/IOP)
Currently employed full-time in private practice: https://www.columbusbehavioralhealth.com/melaney-thurman-lpcc.html
My work focuses on the following areas:
I use various treatment approaches depending on the presenting concerns and client needs. A few of my clinical approaches include:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
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 support you, teach you, coach you and/or help advocate for you and your needs. 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. The frequency of how often I am online in a day can vary. I am online 5 days a week, both weekdays and weekends. I am offline 2 days a week. When I am offline I am not available for sessions or responding to messages.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Eating disorders
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
- Compassion fatigue
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, ADHD
LPCC #E. 1700186 (Expires: 2019-05-31)
Melaney is amazing!! She has amazing experience and is very easy to talk to. She is the best counselor I have ever had!
Melaney is great!
Melaney is very easy to talk too. She responds quickly and does a good job addressing my questions and concerns.
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.
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.
Melaney is very good at listening to my concerns and understanding them and responding in a timely manner giving insight based on her expertise.
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!
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.
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.