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Melissa Leatherwood


I understand the life-changing value of being seen, heard, and understood. Taking the first step to getting help takes a lot of courage, and I’m proud of you for taking it. I am committed to honoring your journey and keeping our space safe as we figure things out together. I have been a middle school counselor for six years, and I love teenagers. I understand and relate well to them, and together we discover ways to cope and thrive through those challenging adolescent years. 

I decided to become a clinical mental health counselor as well so I can provide more long-term intensive support to a broader range of people, and I'm excited to do that. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, cognitive dissonance, faith transitions, relationship conflict, suicidal ideation, self-harm, vulnerability, LGBTQ issues, trauma, and boundaries.

I am a firm believer in the power of the counseling relationship. I have been there, and I know the difference it can make. I am committed to empowering you, promoting resilience, and fostering lasting change in your life. There is no humanity in perfection - life is about connection and working through things together. You got this. I got you.