Melissa L. Martin, LCSWA
I believe that where you are in journey makes perfect sense given the context of what you’ve experienced. I strive to provide an empathetic, warm, encouraging and nonjudgemental space for change and growth. From a humanistic perspective, I integrate several modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused and narrative therapies and collaborate with each client to assist them in developing their innate strengths to successfully work through challenges.
I offer services to and enjoying working with teens (high school age and up) and adults for individual, couple and family counseling to address mood concerns, conflict resolution, changes and transitions and/or relationship issues.
Areas of Focus
Depression, Anxiety, Identity/Self-Esteem, Interpersonal Relationships/Conflict, Life Transitions, Boundaries, Shame/Guilt, Family Caregiving
Melissa can accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Bright Health, NC Health Choice, Medicaid (North Carolina Plans except UnitedHealthcare Community Care) and some Employee Assistance Providers.
Education and Clinical Experience
Melissa’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ottowa Univeristy in Kansas and a Masters in Social Work, which she received in 2019, Western New Mexico University, where she graduated with Honors and also received a certificate in Rural Social Work.
After completing her Bachelor’s degree and while working on her Masters program Melissa worked in a behavioral health psychosocial rehabilitation setting where she worked with a diverse clientele and was responsible for providing clinical interventions with individuals, groups and/or families.
Melissa is originally from Lexington, North Carolina however as an adult moved to South Carolina and then Las Vegas, Nevada where she lived with her husband until they returned to the East Coast in 2018. She enjoys reading, healthy cooking, working out, spending time with her family, watching movies and exploring her hometown area now that she has returned to the area.