Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years’ experience working with individuals who come to me with a variety of concerns and issues. My practice has included treating clients who are anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, grieving, have experienced trauma, have relationship issues, have difficulties with adjustment, and often with a combination of presenting symptoms. My experience has been in residential and out-patient settings, which has offered opportunities to work with a lively and diverse caseload. I enjoy getting to know others and am honored to help clients enhance the quality of their lives. That's what it is all about!
I graduated from the University of Arkansas, felt safe and comfortable in the mountains, and have since made my home here in the Natural State. My Client Centered approach is holistic, friendly, non-judgmental, and draws upon my knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength's Perspective, and a variety of alternative theories and therapies including Color Therapy, Aroma Therapy, Cinema Therapy, and Smile Therapy (yes, there is such a thing). I have found that the best way for me to help others help themselves is through acceptance, enhanced by knowledge and experience.
You've made the first step by seeking help, which takes courage. Good for you! I would be delighted to accompany you as you take the next step towards feeling better. Together, we can create a plan for success and delight in making it happen.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LCSW #2551-C (Expires: 2020-11-01)
Melody is so down to earth, extremely kind and is an expertise in her field! She’s very timely in her responses and feels like I’m talking to a friend! I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a well trained and kind counselor, she’s the best!
She is wonderful. She hears me and helps me handle my challenges. I’ve already recommended this app and her to a couple of people. I was definitely matched with the right person.
Melody is helping me with knowledge, insightful analysis, support and lots of validation. She adapts easily to my shifting topics, and allows me to lead the sessions, while guiding me with thoughtful commentary and information. She introduces me to incredibly helpful psychological concepts and gives me tools to develop new patterns of thinking and feeling. I really love going through this awesome process with her.
I know it has only been a short while since I started talking with Melody. She has a positive and upbeat personality. She listens and takes in what I have to say. Melody also makes me feel good and have a positive view on things after our sessions. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Melody is a thoughtful and empathetic counselor with a deep and genuine concern for your needs as an individual. I am so thankful for her caring and compassionate help.