Insurance: In network with Cigna, Evernorth, Optum, UMR, & United Healthcare
Locations: Coppell & Online
Has your child been irritable, sad, out of sorts, anxious, or unmotivated lately? Is your child having a hard time sleeping, making friends, or dealing with grief, pain, or out-of-control circumstances? Does it seem like parenting in today’s world is much harder than when you were growing up? Do you need support as your family works through something difficult?
Like adults, Children and adolescents experience feelings of stress, depression, grief, trauma, and social anxiety. They often need different types of therapy, however, depending on the child’s developmental level, personality, and issues that need addressing. Melinda works with patients as young as age four through adulthood. She uses a variety of techniques such as Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness techniques, as well as parent support through education and Family therapy. She tailors her individual treatment plan for each person based on specific needs. By working with Melinda, you can learn the best ways to communicate with your child and create a supportive environment at home. Melinda strongly believes in collaborating with parents to help you and your child get to a place of peace and happiness again. Your child can learn how to regulate emotions, challenge negative thought patterns, practice techniques to lower anxiety, and find healing from trauma in a comfortable, loving, child-friendly environment. Many times, Melinda’s clients leave the counseling center feeling happier, more adjusted, and better-able to deal with the curve balls life throws at them.
Melinda grew up in Arlington, Texas. She completed her undergraduate degree in Communications from Dallas Baptist University and her Master’s Degrees in Marriage and Family Counseling as well as Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Afterwards, she and her family moved to Shanghai, China for 10 years to live and work alongside the beautiful people there. She has experience working in private practice both domestically and abroad, and she served as a crisis counselor in the public school system. She lives in the Dallas area with her wonderful husband of twenty years and her two beautiful daughters. As a parent, a former traumatized child herself, and a proud cancer survivor, Melinda can relate to walking through hard times as a child and as a mom. She is so blessed to be able to serve you and your family in any way that she is able to!
If you are needing help, please do not wait. Melinda is available at the Coppell location on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is available for telehealth appointments on Mondays and Fridays. Call and schedule an appointment now so that we can begin our journey towards peace and healing together. For telehealth, Melinda requires that her clients be 13 years old and older.
Specialties: Children over the age of 4 and adults.