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Melinda Gillespie

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Office Location: Port Charlotte,

Ages seen: 7+

Education: Cappella Univeristy

Degree(s): MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

About Melinda Gillespie

I tend to utilize strategies of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based, and person-centered to understand how thoughts impact emotions and behaviors and believes effective mental health treatment involves a holistic approach of overall well-being to include improvements in physical, mental, and emotional health. In essence, this integrative counseling approach strives to balance mindful awareness, a genuine and empathic relationship with the client, and a collaborative effort at identifying what changes a client can make to minimize emotional and behavioral disturbances. My role is to assist clients in reaching whatever goals they may have for themselves by providing nonjudgmental support and helping to facilitate their journey, whatever form it may take. I strive to empower and assist clients in expanding healthy awareness, rather than to give advice.

Services Offered

Psychotherapy

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Telehealth

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