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Melissa Peddy

Licensed Professional Counselor Body and Mindfully Healthy, LLC

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Introduction

I'm a licensed professional counselor who is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. I have been licensed by Virginia's Board of Counseling since 2015. I graduated with my Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Radford University in 2008, and with my Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Saginaw Valley State University in 2006. I am a Virginia Board of Counseling approved supervisor who has been providing clinical supervision for Residents in Counseling and Qualified Mental Health Professionals since 2017, as well as Peer Recovery Specialists since 2019. My hope to help expand the number of insightful and competent professionals in our rural area of Southwest Virginia. In my professional life, I have treated children, adolescents, and adults struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, and addiction. My approach to counseling is person-centered, which means that I believe that the individual knows what is best for them and they can direct their own individualized path to recovery, as well as what that recovery looks like for them. When someone comes to treatment, I offer information about treatment techniques, as well as a choice of treatment. I believe that everyone has their own definition of healthy, however healthy is not a destination. Healthy is a practice, much like mindfulness is a practice. I believe that small daily healthy tasks or habits can lead to powerful changes in someone's life. For me, those small changes included drinking enough water every day, adding consistent exercise through running, spending time outdoors, and reading regularly. Small, but powerful, changes look different for everyone.

GENDER Female
PRONOUNS She/Her/Hers
RACE & ETHNICITY White

Highlights

  • Accepting new clients
  • Available on nights
  • In-person & telehealth appointments
  • Accepts online payments and insurance

Licenses

  • LPC #0701006052

Services

Specialties

  • Abuse Survivors
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma

Focus areas

  • Child or Adolescent
  • Postpartum Depression

Treatment approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family/Marital Therapy

Appointment types

Individuals
Families

Population focus

Communities

  • People with Disabilities
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Recovery
  • Feminism

Age groups

  • Children6-12
  • Teenagers12-18
  • Young Adults18-24
  • Adults24+

Languages

  • English

Fees & Insurance

Fees

  • Income Based Sliding Scale for Uninsured $120

Accepted insurance

  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • MedCost
  • Optima Health Plan
  • Optum

Locations

Video Office Telehealth
In-person- By Appointment Only
Galax, VA 24333

Frequently asked questions

Is Melissa Peddy accepting new clients and do they offer online appointment requests? Melissa Peddy is currently accepting new clients and can be booked on the Monarch website.
Does Melissa Peddy offer telehealth appointments? Melissa Peddy does offer telehealth appointments. You can request to book a telehealth appointment with them on their Monarch profile.
What areas does Melissa Peddy specialize in? Melissa Peddy specializes in the following areas: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Abuse Survivors, Addiction, Child or Adolescent, and Postpartum Depression.

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