Melanie Keyes Frierson, MSW, LCSWA
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate
NC LCSW License # P016776
Clinical Social Work
General Counseling Practice
Aetna, AetnaCVS, AmeriHealth Caritas Next, BCBS, BCBS State Health Plan, Cigna
Are you feeling stuck, unsure how to move forward in life? Do you see yourself following the same unhealthy patterns with the same negative results? Are you ready to take the first step in creating a new, healthier life? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, I would like to have the opportunity to work with you.
I have practice working with people diagnosed with mental illnesses, substance use disorders, PTSD, and trauma in both group and individual therapies. I have personally experienced grief, loss, trauma, divorce, remarriage, motherhood, addiction, successes, and failures. I believe that this combination of life experiences, education, and an empathetic, compassionate personality, give me the tools to be able to help you reach your wellness goals.
My approach to therapy is looking at each client as an individual. I believe that each person has their own path through life. My hope is to offer some guidance and tools for your journey to make your life the one you WANT to live. I don't believe in a "one size fits all" method to therapy, but generally use MI, CBT, DBT, and trauma informed care.
I view the client-therapist relationship as a collaborative effort. I expect both of us to be equally prepared to engage in the therapeutic process. Together, we will determine treatment goals and develop exercises and “homework” for you to use between sessions. My role is to assist you in reaching your therapeutic objectives while providing a non-judgmental, safe environment.