Meghan Wilkins Melanson, LMHCA
One of the simplest needs of an individual is to be heard and understood. At times, many of us have felt that we are simply misunderstood. Often when we harbor feelings, intense or fleeting, we don’t realize the power that they have over us. Once we are able to talk about what’s happening, those powers tend to loosen their grip. The reality is that there is no feeling unworthy of validation and exploration.
My hope as your counselor is to work with you to discover what your feelings mean in the greater context of your life. For some, just talking is incredibly helpful. For others, taking practical steps to restore balance is important. I am here to be an exquisite active listener on your journey. Each person and each life is unique – so my approach is focused on what you are personally going through.
I have experience working with individuals facing serious illness and death, those who have lost a loved one, and people working through life transitions such as divorce and relationship dilemmas. I’m humbled by the welcoming way people have allowed me to enter into their lives and would be honored to hear your story. Sometimes a seemingly small life transition can actually be the needed catalyst for great change.
“People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.” – Thomas Szasz