Dr. Melody Mickens (Ph.D., LCP)
Your Guide, Confidante, and Collaborator
About my professional journey and credentials:
Welcome! Many of us seek therapy, counseling, psychological treatment, or guidance from professionals at different junctures in our lives. Maybe a relationship isn't as fulfilling as you like, or a traumatic experience continues to haunt and stifle you from moving forward, or you are overwhelmed by sadness and facing a significant loss. Whatever your reason for seeking out a counselor, I am here to help you better understand yourself in relation to life events, your thoughts, your behaviors, societal and family factors and most importantly, here to help you decide how to move forward.
I entered into this work in 2008 to help others learn more about themselves and how to cultivate their own resilience in spite of life's set backs, hardships, and suprises. I am originally from Richmond, Virginia. I completed my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015. Since then, I have completed a fellowship in Rehabilitation Psychology and have specialized training in treating ADHD and other cognitive disorders, PTSD/trauma, mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), personality disorders, anxiety disorders and managing grief/loss issues as they relate to chronic illness, acquired disability, and complicated bereavement. Beyond my fellowship, I have expanded my practice to include training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Psychodynamic Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Attachment based Therapy for management of relationship concerns. It is my honor to use my education to sit with you through your most sorrowful and joyous times and to help you grow!
Why I Love This Work
Unblocking Your Future
A good counselor is a major asset for all of us. Whether you are here to heal past hurts, redefine personal goals, or leave with a deeper understanding of yourself and your journey, I am here to support you with evidence based techniques and a supportive environment for healing and curiosity. My passion stems from helping you move through the harder times, reconcile hurts, and thrive as you envision and embrace a future of connection to yourself and others.
Embrace the Future with Wellpointe Therapy Solutions LLC
Your Life, Reimagined
In an effort to support clients make breakthroughs, Wellpointe Therapy Solutions LLC has created a method that is both belief- and behavior-based. It addresses the skill set as well as the mindset. I believe in providing an oasis for all to pause, to reflect, to tune in to their own greatness, so that they can regroup for their next leap forward.
We are an inclusive practice and welcome everyone as clients. We also offer service through Open Path Collective, Meta, and UpLift.