LPC- TN, Resident in Counseling
Dr. Shekila Melchior, NCC is a licensed school counselor. She is actively pursuing her Virginia licensure as a licensed professional counselor. Shekila completed her undergraduate degree from UNC-Pembroke in Criminal Justice, her Masters of School Counseling from North Carolina A & T (Aggie Pride!), and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies). She is a former high school counselor and is currently a faculty member at George Mason University. Her theoretical orientation is Relational Cultural Theory and she believes that through fostering relationships, mutual empathy and empowerment clients can thrive in therapy.
Shekila enjoys working with adolescents and young adults. She also looks forward to working with Parents on developing a collaborative and mutually respectful relationship with their children. Additionally, while Shekila has worked primarily with adolescents she also has experience working with adults of various backgrounds.
When she’s not busy working, Shekila enjoys salsa and bachata dancing, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her family and friends. Shekila is also an avid traveler and a lover of audible books!
She has been a tremendous help with family issues and getting our children organized for success in life. Highly recommend her.— Mom of three young adults ages 20 – 24
“Amy talks about moving children from being externally-driven to internally-driven…and she helps you get there!”— Parent of 15-year-old daughter
“Amy brings together the best emotion-focused strategies with cutting-edge brain science to change the lives of children and families”— Parent of adopted twin girls