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Melanie Towne, LCSW

Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of South Dakota. My background includes working with ages 10- to 17-year-old individuals in a psychiatric facility. I also have experience working with the elderly in the nursing home setting. I have 13 years of experiencing related to providing therapy to others. I enjoy working with individuals’ caregivers seeking to learn coping skills to prevent burnout, supporting people through their personal grief & bereavement experience, and folks adjusting to different life roles related to aging or illness. I also enjoy working with individuals who are struggling with depression, self-harm, and aggression. I have also worked with families to improve family dynamics and over all relationships. I have worked with youth involved in the court system here in South Dakota to navigate the system and make behavior changes. I also have experience and knowledge related to chemical dependency as well. In my time I have done individual counseling, family counseling and group therapy.

I believe in person-centered, self-directed care. You are the expert in your own life, and I look forward to helping you achieve your goals. My approach includes evidenced based techniques like Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma Informed, and Solution Focused counseling. I also value the importance of developing and strengthening a personal narrative through psychodynamic, supportive therapy. Together we will discuss your preferences, map out your goals, and determine the best way I can approach our counseling relationship in order for you to meet them.
I enjoy working with individuals to help encourage them and provide support to help them overcome what they feel are the areas the need assistance. I feel that everyone has strengths to build on to conquer anything.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Self-Harm

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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

SD LCSW 3565

Reviews

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

Melanie is always accommodating. She understands life being complicated and is willing to work with you and listens.

Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Melanie is great. I came back on Better Help for her

Written on Sep 05, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Melanie shows constant support and empathy. She has helped me through a lot and I wouldn’t be where I am without her!

Written on Mar 31, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Melanie is just great! I really appreciate all her help!

Written on Dec 06, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Melanie is very respectful and responsive and so far helpful. Looking forward to working with her more.

Written on May 11, 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, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

So far Melanie has been been great to work with. She's very understanding and considerate of my schedule. I love that I can message her at any time of the day and there's always a response within a very reasonable time.

Written on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd