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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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
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 , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Family Problems , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Women's Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #CW019200 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
She’s so sweet and helpful. My lifestyle has improved loads because of her.
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.
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.
Melinda is wonderful, kind, and compassionate. She has helped me so much. I would highly recommend her.
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!
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.
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!
Melinda has been a great help with my issues around confidence and anxiety. She is warm and friendly and always has great ideas.
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.
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!
I actually recommended her and teen counseling services tonight to a colleague.
she’s amazing. i’ve sang her graces to all my friends, she’s extremely informative and understanding. i appreciate her a lot.
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.
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.
Melinda is great!!! Very knowledgeable and helpful. So grateful to have been linked with her.
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!
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 ☺
Melinda is a great Coach. I was honestly surprised by her profound knowledge and her great support. I can highly recommend her!
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!!
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
Melinda helped me and my husband understand each other better. We are very happy to be working with her.
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.
Melinda was there to help me through challenging times. I have learned a lot about myself through this process.
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.
Thank you for making us both understand each other better!
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.