LPC- TN, Resident in Counseling
Dr. Shekila Melchior, NCC is a licensed school counselor actively pursuing her Virginia licensure as a licensed professional counselor. She completed her undergraduate degree from UNC-Pembroke in Criminal Justice, her Masters of School Counseling from North Carolina A&T (Aggie Pride!) and her PhD in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies). Shekila 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.
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!
“I went home and practiced what Amy taught me…and it worked!”— 8-year-old coaching client
“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
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
“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