Meet the Family

**Dr. Shekila Melchior

Licensed Professional Counselor

Pronouns: she/her

Dr. Shekila Melchior, LPC-MHSP (TN), LPC (VA), is a licensed school counselor. Dr. Melchior 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!

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**Please note: Dr. Shekila Melchior is a senior clinician at The Wise Family.