Melanie Melton earned her B.S. in Family Community Services from East Carolina University in 2007. She then earned her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University in 2009. Melanie later earned her Master of Divinity degree at Shaw University School of Divinity in 2021. Melanie holds an North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapy License. Melanie is also an Ordained Minister, being ordained in 2017.
Melanie has provided therapy, beginning with providing volunteer crisis counseling since 2005. She has provided crisis counseling, individual, couples, family, and group therapy. She holds certifications and provides trauma-informed therapy, including EMDR and TF-CBT, as appropriate.
She has also served as a Chaplain Intern within a local hospital, providing pastoral care including prayer, supportive services, and leading Sunday Worship services.
Melanie has created and provides training and workshops for adults, related to crib to prison pipeline, child abuse, trauma, foster care, adoption, grief, loss, and healing.
Melanie currently works with ages 8 and up, addressing issues including:
Grief and Loss
Coping With Stress
Most importantly, Melanie serves out of love and devotion to Jesus Christ, with the foundational scripture always in mind, “He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us” (2 Corinthians 1:4).