Melinda Noel

(LCSW, CCTP)
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About Me

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My name is Melinda Noel and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. I was born and raised in Pennsylvania but have enjoyed some schooling outside of my home state. I received my Bachelors degree in Foods and Nutrition from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. I then went on to obtain my Masters in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. I've worked in other's homes with reunification, in an office setting as a practice manager, as a counselor and as a clinical supervisor, to name a few. I have an extensive background in treating children and adults that have been through trauma. I have several certifications in trauma because I feel it is so universal. Most of us have dealt with something traumatic in our lives whether it be a car accident, the loss of a loved one, an attack, a divorce, etc. Unfortunately, many of us will experience numerous trauma's in our lives, and let's face it. Trauma is not an easy thing to overcome. Along with specializing in trauma treatment, I work with people struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems and adjustment to life transitions to name a few.

I believe that a person's view of the issues is most important. It is our job as counselors to then help people identify patterns in negative behaviors or additional issues that may be important in treatment, but you know you best. That means that whatever it is you feel is a problem, I will take it seriously and work towards improvement. I love the idea of a counselor being available whenever someone needs help the most - in the moment or as close to the moment as possible.

I'm excited to get started with you and am confident you will feel comfortable, supported and motivated throughout our time together. Let's get started!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Parenting issues , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CW019200 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by L.I. on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Melinda for 6 months

She’s so sweet and helpful. My lifestyle has improved loads because of her.

Written by J.E. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Melinda for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Melinda is professional, empathetic, and tough. She continues to challenge old habits whilst showing sympathy for how they were created. She is honest and very very good at her job. I would recommend her for her no nonsense approach in a methodical and well researched manner.

Written by Z.A. on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Melinda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Melinda is great! She is kind, empathetic and so helpful. She understands what I need and is listens and give amazing feedback. She also gives worksheets and material that help. She has a lot of experience and it shows. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Written by S.W. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Melinda for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Melinda is wonderful, kind, and compassionate. She has helped me so much. I would highly recommend her.

Written by A.N. on Mar 10, 2021 after therapy with Melinda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’ve been working with Melinda for a few weeks now, and I felt I could make an accurate review.

She is FANTASTIC. Her approach to therapy is refreshing and challenging (in a good way) where she’s help me focus on self-awareness and helped me become able to take action in the areas I want/need to improve on. She does “activities” which is something I’ve never experienced in therapy before that gets me more involved in my progress rather than someone just explaining things to do which is very refreshing, engaging, and makes a huge impact in my day to day progress. I’d highly recommend anyone looking to start with teen counseling to pair with Melinda. I look forward to meeting with her as it doesn’t have that dreading feeling that I’m seeing a therapist, rather I feel I’m meeting with a life coach who helps me navigate my feelings and issues. She’s made this experience one I truly enjoy!

Written by A.D. on Feb 12, 2021 after therapy with Melinda for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Melinda is absolutely fantastic. We have been so comfortable talking with her. She is on-point with our situation and she comes up with excellent suggestions to help us. I truly know she cares. I honestly wouldn't seek anyone else's help at this point because I feel that I have the perfect counselor.

Written by W.Y. on Jan 27, 2021 after therapy with Melinda for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Highly professional! Easy to talk to! Knowledgeable! All great qualities that melinda has! Highly recommend her if you need a insightful listener and a counsler with clarity!

Written by E.R. on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with Melinda for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Melinda has been a great help with my issues around confidence and anxiety. She is warm and friendly and always has great ideas.

Written by D.A. on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with Melinda for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Melinda is really great at what she does. She makes you feel comfortable talking about personal things and it does not feel like I am talking to a therapist, but that I am talking to a person who is genuinely trying to help. She offers new ideas and helps you think differently about certain situations. She challenges you to dig a little deeper and really listens and picks up on your concerns and find ways to work through them. Absolutely recommend her and have nothing but positive things to say about this whole experience.

Written by K.I. on Sep 29, 2020 after therapy with Melinda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

In the past I have been one to be skeptical of therapy and counseling, but after speaking with Melinda and having countless sessions with her I can see such an improvement in not only my confidence but in the way I feel about and look at situations. I can’t recommend her enough and I regret pushing off therapy for as long as I did!

Written by G.I. on Sep 10, 2020 after therapy with Melinda for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I actually recommended her and teen counseling services tonight to a colleague.

Written by S.A. on Sep 09, 2020 after therapy with Melinda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

she’s amazing. i’ve sang her graces to all my friends, she’s extremely informative and understanding. i appreciate her a lot.

Written by G.A. on Aug 22, 2020 after therapy with Melinda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Melinda is a great listener and communicates promptly and efficiently to messages. She also allows you to share in ways that are best for you, your schedule, and comfortability. She asks the right questions that will cause you to self reflect, while also offering practical tools in doing and being better. Thus far, I have enjoyed our time.

Written by K.E. on May 29, 2020 after therapy with Melinda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

One of my favorite things about Melinda was both her ability to maintain professionalism while having a great sense of humor. I wouldn’t have been able to work with someone who didn’t have a steady balance of both.

Melinda listened really well, even when she didn’t understand me she always sought clarity. She was assertive, encouraging, investigative yet not analytical. She knows how to make you feel your humanity, and create a space where healing becomes something you look forward to.

I have talked to her weekly for half a year now and I can tell you that I value our conversations as one of the highlights of my year.

Big thank you to Melinda for her service and to teen counseling for making her available to me.

Written by A.N. on May 20, 2020 after therapy with Melinda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Melinda is great!!! Very knowledgeable and helpful. So grateful to have been linked with her.

Written by L.I. on May 11, 2020 after therapy with Melinda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Melinda is an excellent counselor and made me feel immediately at ease during our first session where I didn’t quite know where to start! Since then, she has listened carefully and made some very astute observations which has helped me understand myself better!

Written by S.O. on Apr 19, 2020 after therapy with Melinda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Melinda is kind, compassionate and patient. She is knowledgeable and explains complex ideas in simples ways. I'm very happy with our time together so far ☺

Written by M.A. on Mar 23, 2020 after therapy with Melinda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Melinda is a great Coach. I was honestly surprised by her profound knowledge and her great support. I can highly recommend her!

Written by N.I. on Mar 17, 2020 after therapy with Melinda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Melinda is very helpful, friendly and a pleasure to talk to. She listens and is very understanding and calming. I have really appreciated our time talking and feel like she has helped me grow as a person and be more confident with myself and my choices. Thank you very much Melinda!!

Written by C.O. on Feb 21, 2020 after therapy with Melinda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Melinda has been great and helped me through some tough issues. Gave me a great neutral perspective on my problems and her expertise was obvious. Thanks very much Melinda

Written by D.H. on Feb 14, 2020 after therapy with Melinda for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Melinda helped me and my husband understand each other better. We are very happy to be working with her.

Written by C.H. on Feb 11, 2020 after therapy with Melinda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Melinda has been a great asset in helping to rebuild, and strengthen our marriage. She helped us map out our problems with one another, and did her best to help us through them.

10 out of 10, we would recommend Melinda to anyone.

Written by J.E. on Jan 04, 2020 after therapy with Melinda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Melinda was there to help me through challenging times. I have learned a lot about myself through this process.

Written by M.A. on Dec 30, 2019 after therapy with Melinda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Melinda Noel has been of great help for me dealing with my anxiety. I felt reluctant about seeing a therapist, but it is so comforting being able to talk with a therapist in the comfort of your own home or simply chat over text when you don’t feel like video chatting. Melinda is very understanding and always makes me feel valid.

Written by M.I. on Dec 20, 2019 after therapy with Melinda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Thank you for making us both understand each other better!

Written by B.E. on Dec 18, 2019 after therapy with Melinda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Melinda has been extremely helpful for us. She is always flexible and willing to speak to us whenever we have time. She responds in a timely manner if we have a quick question. She has made this experience very easy and enjoyable.