LPC-MHSP, Resident in Counseling
Dr. Shekila Melchior, LPC-MHSP 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!
“Amy is like Oprah – she’s the neighbor you love who is very, very smart”— Parent of 14-year-old son and 18-year-old daughter
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 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
Amy knows how to relate to children, and make them feel comfortable . My son was shy at the beginning but Amy asked him a couple questions about what he likes and immediately found the connection to him. He happily followed her in the office (just after a 3 min of conversation) and preformed the test. He wasn’t nervous or scared and it’s bc of her ability to relate to kids.
We had a great experience and he wants to go back! Thank you very much!— Dad of 5-year-old assessment client