Melanie Summers, LPCA
Everyone deserves connection and counseling can help reconnect us when we’ve become disconnected.
I work with children (ages 2 and up), adolescents, teens, and adults that are experiencing difficulties related to stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, self-regulation, adjustment to life changes and transitions, trauma, and grief.
I am a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate and University of the Cumberlands graduate. I am working towards a registered play therapy certification. I work under the clinical supervision of Erica Myers, LPCC-S, RPT-S. My therapeutic approach is trauma-informed, non-judgmental, and collaborative.
As a certified yoga therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapy and reiki practitioner, I address both mental health difficulties and body/somatic experiences taking a mind-body approach.
I strongly believe that humans have the capacity to use their personal strengths to resolve problems, attain optimum wellness, and heal from traumatic and stressful experiences and life transitions. Every person is different and should be honored for their unique qualities and abilities. I prefer to work holistically with each client using creative interventions that are unique to their story.
My therapeutic approach is collaborative, creative, inquisitive and trauma informed. I am LGBTQIA+ allied, racial justice allied, body-positivity allied, and sex-positive allied. I integrate evidence-based interventions that are expressive, mindful, and often incorporate play to help both children, teens, adults, and couples to process their emotions and experiences safely. I integrate Existential Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Narrative Therapy, using a client-centered approach.