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Melissa McCullen


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What Thriving means to me

Thriving means feeling happy and content with where you are in life. It means continuing to grow and flourish through life’s changes.

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Why I love what I do

I love helping people realize their true potential as they identify things to change and work to better their lives. I truly enjoy building a relationship with my clients and cheering them on as they put in the hard work. It’s a joy to see them reach their goals and feel their best self.

my experience

During and after Grad school, I worked at a Children’s Home with children in foster care or being adopted. In 2011, I moved to North Carolina and began working with clients with Autism at an adult day program. I also provided 1:1 behavioral support for kids and teens with developmental disabilities for several years. In 2013, I began working at an inpatient psychiatric hospital as a social worker working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). In 2016, I worked in a primary care office setting where I provided individual therapy for one year with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and life changes. In 2017, I started working in an emergency department completing psychiatric consults and evaluations. I worked there for two years before transitioning to a counseling role at a local private school. I provided group and individual counseling while also working with teachers and families to best support the students at school. I currently work full-time as a School Social Worker for WCPSS. I have been seeing clients in the evenings through Foundations Family Therapy since 2020. I enjoy working with individuals and couples to achieve the goals they set for themselves.

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What i do

For Fun!

I love to be with my family doing anything outside – walking, hiking, going to playgrounds, and finding fun events around town. I love cooking, reading, and catching up on my favorite shows.