Melanie Towne

(LCSW-PIP, QMHP)
Therapist Melanie  Towne Photo

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 11 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.


Specialties

  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #3565 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by L.E. 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

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 by N.I. on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I feel very comfortable talking with Melanie. She has been a great help to me and is very responsive, compassionate, and helpful!

Written by D.O. on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Melanie is amazing. We have been working together for a few months now and the difference in my mental health is incredible. I genuinely enjoy her and our sessions are a high point of my weeks!

Written by A.L. on Jun 28, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coaching

Melanie, understands the various needs for therapy . She listens and absorbs so well, which allows her To break down and tailor a unique therapeutic sense guidance and clarity.

Written by J.O. on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very helpful check on me to see how I’m doing which I like and it seems to be helping me a lot

Written by E.R. on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

The first session was amazing. She listened to me thoroughly and worked with me in creating smart goals.