About Melanie Powell, MSW, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in North Carolina. My Masters of Social Work was obtained from the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. I have over 10 years experience working with children and adolescents, as well as adults and geriatric populations, through the use of individual, group, and family sessions. My professional experiences are in the fields of school-based social work, and general mental health in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I also have over 5 years of experience working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. I have extensive experience working with child survivors and witnesses to horrific acts of violence. I have been able to effect change on the macro scale by engaging legislators and getting bills passed that increased penalties for perpetrators of abuse. I have been a victims advocate on the legal level by writing restraining orders, providing testimony as an expert witness in court cases, and educating judges as well, as the community, on the dynamics of power and control that aid perpetrators in oppressing their victims.
I primarily utilize Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Eclectic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Crisis Intervention, and Interpersonal Therapy. I have been a social worker my entire life; I just didn’t always know that was what it was called. I am passionate about aiding clients in reaching their goals in an empathetic and non-judgmental manner. It is an honor to serve people who have been made to “stay strong” for far too long, and who are ready to entrust their concerns with me, open their hearts toward happiness, and find that well-deserved release.
My goal is to reduce the effects of trauma and instill hope in victims of violence and assault.
Partial List of Treatment Areas
- Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
- Binge Eating / Other
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive Disorder
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- PTSD - Childhood Trauma
- PTSD - Victim of Abuse
- Postpartum Depression
- PTSD - Single Incident/Shock
January 18, 2021
She is a good listener! She does a good job.
January 18, 2021
Melanie is so supporting.
January 18, 2021
Kind & patient! I was running late and she waited for me without a problem.
January 14, 2021
She really understands me!
January 7, 2021
She s very compassionate and I feel very comfortable talking to Melanie. She s professional, friendly and very nice.
January 4, 2021
I really enjoy talking to Melanie. I can be losing it and she makes me feel a whole lot better about the situation.
December 26, 2020
Melanie is a great therapist. She is professional, kind and respectful.
December 23, 2020
I appreciate her positive feedback. She has provided me with literature relevant to our discussions. Our work together gives me hope
December 22, 2020
Melanie recognizes destructive thinking quickly.
October 29, 2020
I love Melanie so much! She's is a kind and thoughtful therapist who is walking me through some very tough stuff. She's a wonderful person.
September 14, 2020
Good, therapist is calm and organized, listens well and makes plans that suit me.
August 24, 2020
Melody was compassionate, caring, easy to talk to (I needed)..thx you
July 28, 2020
I was not knowing what to expect but Melanie made it very clear and very simple. I am excited to see what comes next.