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!
“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
We read through your website from start to finish and were so impressed by your extensive credentials and training but, the real reason why we want to work with you is your clear enthusiasm for children and families and the wisdom and deep love you share for both!— Mom of 12-year-old child with special needs
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