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Melanie McKinney, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression ADHD
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About me

Hello and welcome, so happy you reached out to make changes for the better in your life.
My name is Melanie Mckinney and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New Mexico. I was born and raised in New Mexico and received both my undergraduate degree in Psychology and graduate degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. I have been practicing as a therapist for the last 20 years. I take great pride in being able to form strong therapeutic relationships with my clients and make them safe and comfortable in sharing and making the most out of therapy. I have been privileged to work with clients in a private practice setting, community agencies and hospital settings. . My specialties include working with individuals that may be experiencing problems in their relationships, individuals contemplating a divorce or ending a relationship and women’s issues, such as miscarriage and parenting concerns.
Using a client centered approach, meaning therapy is about you and your needs and wants. I will listen to you and bring understanding and compassion to the therapy process, allowing healing to begin. Together will find out the most goals you have for positive changes in your life. Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help you change the way you see and think about issues in your life. we will identify thought patterns that may be holding you back as well as providing strategies to live your life with joy and purpose and stay focused on the present moment.

Stress, Anxiety
Relationship issues
Family conflicts
Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief ,

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Adoption and Foster Care, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

NM LMFT CMF0187071


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melanie McKinney. 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.

Didn’t offer any real advice nor was she quick to respond.

Written on Sep 05, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 1 week on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

It’s the beginning of my therapy and I find Melanie to be a good listener. She also adds supportive comments and makes the conversation flow without making me feel apprehensive about sharing experiences.

Written on Mar 26, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coaching

Melanie has been great. I’m gaining so much clarity over my life and trauma. Grateful for this experience with her!

Written on Mar 04, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Melanie has given me tools to help myself when she’s not there. She provides excellent perspectives.

Written on Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Melanie is an amazing therapist. She’s a great listener and really good at letting me vent and offering solutions that are realistic. She helped open my mind to different possibilities and gave me exercises that helped with mindfulness and anxiety. I highly recommend her as a therapist.

Written on Dec 03, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Melanie is a great listener. Her ability to relate to and help work through issues and opportunities for growth have given me the ability to gain better insight into my patterns of behavior so that I can be a happier and more accountable person. She asks questions that allow me to dig deeper and see more clearly what I need to do to breakthrough obstacles and grow stronger every day. Melanie is a great therapist and I highly recommend her to anyone with relationship insecurities and past trauma. Thank you Melanie!

Written on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues