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Melissa Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS-A
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Melissa Shelton

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS-A (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
Sylva, NC 28779
Let's Connect (828) 678-6157
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Currently taking new patients! I know you're making a hard decision! I'm so glad you're choosing to take care of yourself! Maybe you're struggling with knowing who you are beyond a parent, partner, sibling, student, etc..? Some phases in life are just so challenging. I want to help you navigate through these phases with hope; without telling you how to live your life. When we struggle with our mental wellness, the systems around us also struggle, maybe that's your family, kids, pets, relationships, work, friends/social life, etc. In my sessions, YOU can lead the way and I will challenge and encourage you to see beyond the surface.
I specialize stress reduction for all ages, perinatal mental health, adjusting families, childhood behavior, and limited substance use support. I use a systems perspective to identify stressors within relationships & families. I use CBT, Motivational Interviewing, IPT, play therapy, expressive (art) therapies. I am a certified Bringing Baby Home Educator.
I believe that you are uniquely you and that is so wonderful! I recognize and support human differences and needs. I know that committing to therapy is a difficult decision and I want you to find the best match possible! I offer a free 15 minute consultation to see if you think I'm a good fit for you or we can jump right in! Please email or call to schedule!
Call or Melissa Shelton now for a free 15 minute consultation - (828) 678-6157

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Mountain Dandelion Counseling

Sylva, NC 28779

(828) 678-6157
Book directly on my website www.mountaindandelion.com
$130 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Let's Connect (828) 678-6157
Photo of Melissa Shelton, LCSW, LCAS-A, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Mountain Dandelion Counseling

Sylva, NC 28779

(828) 678-6157
Book directly on my website www.mountaindandelion.com
$130 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $130
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
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I am in Network for BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, United, Oxford, Optum, Oscar but can also provide a superbill for my out-of-network clients to help with reimbursement. I am not in network with Medicaid. I offer sliding scale fee slots.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (828) 678-6157
Photo of Melissa Shelton, LCSW, LCAS-A, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS-A
"
I am in Network for BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, United, Oxford, Optum, Oscar but can also provide a superbill for my out-of-network clients to help with reimbursement. I am not in network with Medicaid. I offer sliding scale fee slots.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (828) 678-6157
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Melissa Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS-A

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of North Carolina / C015961 Melissa Shelton
  • In Practice for 4 Years
  • License: NCASPPB LCAS-26711 / 2022
  • Certificate from The Gottman Institute VLY592IAUS / 2023
  • Attended Western Carolina University, MSW, Graduated 2020
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I have 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families within the mental health field. I have been providing services in a therapeutic capacity for the past 4 years. I am dually licensed as an LCSW and LCAS-A to provide mental health and substance use support for families.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (828) 678-6157
Photo of Melissa Shelton, LCSW, LCAS-A, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS-A
"
I have 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families within the mental health field. I have been providing services in a therapeutic capacity for the past 4 years. I am dually licensed as an LCSW and LCAS-A to provide mental health and substance use support for families.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (828) 678-6157
Photo of Melissa Shelton, LCSW, LCAS-A, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS-A

Specialties and Expertise

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Video Game Addiction
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I work with clients who may be experiencing high levels of stress due to situational circumstances beyond their control. Often times our mental health can suffer when we aren't able to give ourselves the self-care we deserve. During our sessions, we will get to know you on a deeper level to learn what it is that brings this stress to the surface and ways to prevent or manage it to be the best you!
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (828) 678-6157
Photo of Melissa Shelton, LCSW, LCAS-A, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS-A
"
I work with clients who may be experiencing high levels of stress due to situational circumstances beyond their control. Often times our mental health can suffer when we aren't able to give ourselves the self-care we deserve. During our sessions, we will get to know you on a deeper level to learn what it is that brings this stress to the surface and ways to prevent or manage it to be the best you!
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (828) 678-6157
Photo of Melissa Shelton, LCSW, LCAS-A, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS-A

Client Focus

Age

Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Age

Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Strength-Based
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (828) 678-6157
Photo of Melissa Shelton, LCSW, LCAS-A, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS-A
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (828) 678-6157
Photo of Melissa Shelton, LCSW, LCAS-A, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS-A

Location

Primary Location

Mountain Dandelion Counseling

Sylva, NC 28779

(828) 678-6157
"
Book directly on my website www.mountaindandelion.com
Call for a free consultation now - (828) 678-6157
Photo of Melissa Shelton, LCSW, LCAS-A, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS-A
"
Book directly on my website www.mountaindandelion.com
Call for a free consultation now - (828) 678-6157
Photo of Melissa Shelton, LCSW, LCAS-A, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS-A