Barbara Melinda Abernethy

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About this Service

Hi, My name is Melinda Abernethy and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in North Carolina with 6 years of experience working as a psychocounselor. I received my Masters in Social Work from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. My experience ranges in working with clients ages birth- 18 years old with a wide range of concerns including developmental delays, depression, anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, OCD and ADHD. Through my work with children I have also gained a partnership in working with their parents and other family/caregivers with concerns such as postpartum disorders, parenting stressors, grief counseling, and transitioning life stages. I also have experience working with many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I approach counseling through a client-centered approach. I believe in meeting the client where they are and using reflective questions to guide sessions and change. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

I look forward to working with you!

Focus and Specialization Areas

  • ADHD
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Difficulties
  • Coaching
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Coping With Life Changes
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflicts
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-Related Issues
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress and Anxiety

Qualifications and Credentials

  • MSW LCSW
  • 3 Years of Experience

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