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A Mind-Body Approach to Emotional Wellness
and Healing

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Melissa McGlothren

Melissa McGlothren, MSW, LCSW


Melissa McGlothren

I believe that a strong client-therapist relationship is the foundation for positive outcomes and success. As my client you will be offered empathy, genuineness and unconditional positive regard. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, perinatal mental health complications and stress and trauma related disorders.

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

 - Anais Nin

Trauma is a person’s emotional response to a distressing experience. Few people can go through life without encountering some kind of trauma. Unlike ordinary hardships, traumatic events tend to be sudden and unpredictable, involve a serious threat to life, like bodily injury or death, and feel beyond a person’s control. Most importantly, events are traumatic to the degree that they undermine a person's sense of safety in the world and create a sense that catastrophe could strike at any time. Sufferers of long-term trauma may develop emotional disturbances, such as extreme anxiety, anger, sadness, survivor’s guilt, dissociation, the inability to feel pleasure (anhedonia), or PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Left unaddressed or untreated, trauma can undermine relationships and wreak havoc on personal and professional lives. There are multiple avenues of treatment available for people experiencing short- or long-term trauma symptoms.

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Perinatal MH

Perinatal mental health refers to a woman's mental health during pregnancy and the postpartum period. While many parents experience some mild mood changes during or after the birth of a child, 15 to 20% of women experience more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety. Please know that with informed care you can prevent a worsening of these symptoms and can fully recover. There is no reason to continue to suffer. Parents of every culture, age, income level and race can develop perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Symptoms can appear any time during pregnancy and the first 12 months after childbirth. There are effective and well-researched treatment options to help you recover. Although the term “postpartum depression” is most often used, there are actually several forms of illness that parents may experience.


"When you're in a dark place, you sometimes tend to think you've been buried.

Perhaps you've been planted.


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