Melinda Barefoot
Master of Education in Community Counseling
Specializations: Teens, Individuals, Couples, Anxiety and Depression

A California native, Melinda received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara before moving to Texas, where she earned a Master of Education in Community Counseling and Mental Health from the University of North Texas at Dallas.  During her graduate program, she gained extensive experience working with individuals, teens, couples, families and groups in a medical and private practice environment.

In session, Melinda counsels with an integrative approach to identify the needs and goals of her clients. She strives to create a therapeutic and collaborative relationship with each individual and is passionate about helping the individual realize their value. 

Her areas of focus include:

Teens: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, social skills

Individuals: interpersonal issues, trauma, spirituality, goal setting

Couples: dating, pre-marital, resolving conflict, reconciliation

Families: communication, interpersonal issues, boundary setting

Melinda and her husband moved to Atlanta two years ago with their two teenage sons. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, attending baseball, basketball and football games, playing tennis, traveling and connecting with friends.

Supervisor: Kim Lareau, LPC, CPCS

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