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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 patients 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
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating / Other
  • Bipolar
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Disorder
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Depression
  • PTSD - Childhood Trauma
  • PTSD - Victim of Abuse
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • PTSD - Single Incident/Shock
  • badge-3 TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program

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June 26, 2021

My first visit was very positive.


June 16, 2021

Melanie is a gem! I especially liked her suggestion regarding the "feel good" box


June 11, 2021

Love my Therapist she really cares


June 7, 2021

She was calm and nice


June 5, 2021

She was kind


June 4, 2021

Melanie is a good listener.


June 3, 2021

Melanie is consistently professional.


May 28, 2021

She truly listens and cares


May 27, 2021

Thanks Melanie for your care!


May 21, 2021

I am always treated well from the receptionists to the doctors


May 20, 2021

Melanie is awesome!


May 19, 2021

Melanie is a good therapist and a good listener


May 5, 2021

Melanie has been very patient and accepting of my need to have talk therapy to decrease my stress related to major health issues affecting my husband and my being the primary person to care for my mother.


April 29, 2021

I really like Melanie Powell. She is a great therapist and really makes me feel comfortable.


April 28, 2021

She listened to what I was saying


April 26, 2021

Melanie Powell has always given good, positive feedback and listens.


April 23, 2021

Melanie very supportive


April 21, 2021

Melanie has been so helpful with sorting things out with our bi-polar daughter and grandchildren. Thanks, Melanie for your care!


April 14, 2021

I appreciate Melanie's listening skills!


April 7, 2021

Melanie immediately recognized how she could support me and quickly came up with a strategy


April 6, 2021

Melanie is nice and very understanding about my situation


March 29, 2021

Very supportive!


March 29, 2021

Melanie is a very compassionate therapist


March 29, 2021

Melanie was compassionate, considerate, and really cared about my feelings. She is an awesome counselor who was meant for this line of work.


March 28, 2021

We had a very good conversation! I look forward to our next meeting!


March 25, 2021

Melanie is very approachable and easily in tune with the needs of my situation. She seemed to have personally known my needs and walked in my shoes.


March 25, 2021

I adore Melanie! She has helped me process my childhood trauma and I feel so much freer! She is a wonderful person who truly cares about her clients. =>)>)


March 21, 2021

I enjoy the practical breathing exercises and other mental relaxation/self-stabilization practices.


March 16, 2021

Professional, caring, and compassionate therapist.


March 14, 2021

I appreciate the real-time changes that were made to the plan for the session based on the issues that were brought up at the beginning of the session. I feel heard and understood.


February 25, 2021

She listened to what I had to say. I enjoy talking to her.


February 25, 2021

Very helpful during hard times and calming empathy. Very Good with Veterans issues and understanding - not condemning.


February 22, 2021

MindPath Care Centers has some really helpful therapists (I have worked with both Christy Ellis and Melanie Powell) who are skilled and well versed in various therapy types.


February 19, 2021

Melanie was a breath of fresh air. She was very approachable. This was my first time and I m looking forward to meeting with her on a continuous basis.


February 17, 2021

Melanie is A good listener and she really understands


February 15, 2021

Calm caring, she knows what she's doing!


February 12, 2021

Melanie is very supportive. We always have a good session.


February 12, 2021

Melanie listened and she showed genuine compassion. She is an awesome therapist!


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.

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.