Melinda is a resident at CFMC. As a lifelong educator and now therapist-in-training, Melinda seeks to foster meeting the needs of individuals and families holistically to facilitate stronger brain and body functioning to live more productive and emotionally stable lives. Her goal is to determine client needs and partner with them to target root issues and barriers through therapeutic interventions and strategies to overcome or manage them in order to live that better, more productive life desired by the client. Melinda is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and is also actively working toward becoming a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA).
As a recent MS graduate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University, she is skilled in working with both individuals and groups to set forth into a new season, beyond suffering, to be restored, confirmed, and strengthened.
Melinda is already digging into specific certification trainings while awaiting issuance of state licensure, and is an active member of both the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) and The Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development (AMCD).
A fun fact to note is that she has both established and participates in support programs for inner-city youth and homeless populations locally, as well as, across the globe with a variety of populations in nearly a dozen nations beyond the U.S. One of Melinda's favorite quotes is from Einstein, “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value,” which is the potential we all have and can use to optimize our lives and the lives of others.