Melissa Mudd, LAPC, NCC
I am a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator which is a program used for premarital counseling as well as marriage enrichment. I earned a Master's of Education with a focus on Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgia Regents University in 2013. I have received post-graduate training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). My experience consists of working within the prison system, domestic violence shelters, crisis/residential treatment facility for adolescences, and higher education. I practice under the supervision of Carolyn A. Ramp, LPC, NCC, ACS, CPCS.
I believe that life can be hard sometimes; children, work, family; those things are not easy, but the hard is what makes it great. Stress, anxiety, depression, and PTSD/trauma know no boundaries and having good coping skills and self-care practices can make the difference between existing through life and living it. I am passionate about helping people find the light when self-doubt and self-hate make the world a dark place. I typically work with teenagers, adults, couples, and families.
My style of counseling is humanistic, non-judgmental, and client-centered. This means that trust and respect are at the forefront of the therapeutic relationship. I use humor, acceptance, and mindfulness-based interventions and strive to exercise a strength-based approach when it comes to problem-solving and trauma recovery. I am fair and kind and will challenge clients when they stumble and help them move into a healthier mental space.
Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.
- Teenagers (14+)