Melissa Valentine LPC
Philosophy of Counseling
I consider counseling a privilege and I value every client that walks through my office door. I believe God has placed me in a position to come alongside my clients in order to provide support, encouragement, and godly counsel. Counseling provides an opportunity for individuals to actively pursue emotional healing and personal growth, in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Although our difficulties are unique, we all face trials of many kinds. I believe facing these trials, with the support of a counselor, can be an empowering experience.
As a counselor, I utilize researched based counseling techniques to help children, adults, adolescents, families and groups.
Education and Credentials
LPC: Licensed Professional Counselor
M.A.C.M.H.C: Master of Art Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Ashland Theological Seminary
B.S.: Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice, Indiana Wesleyan University
Areas of Specializations
Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Health Disorders
Adolescent/ Pre-teen Counseling
Juveniles involved in the Criminal Justice system
In my counseling practice I utilize approaches such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Solutions Focused, Narrative Therapy, Family Systems, Formational Prayer, Play Therapy, and Client-Centered Therapy.
I am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA)