Melanie Fisher, MA, MPH
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Education: Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Florida Gulf Coast University – Fort Myers, FL Master of Public Health, University of South Florida – Tampa, FL
Approach to Therapy: Melanie strives to foster a safe space where clients can tell their story, gain insight into how that has impacted them, and learn how to build on their existing strengths to live their best possible life. Melanie works with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, stress, family conflict, relationship concerns, and other life experiences. She works from a collaborative, strength-based approach and utilizes various therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and person-centered therapy.
Melanie is passionate about ending the stigma associated with mental illness and mental wellness within communities of color by educating others about the unique challenges that people of color face, being aware of our own attitudes and beliefs, and reducing the bias and negative assumptions about seeking help.
In her free time, Melanie enjoys coloring, arts and crafts, going to concerts/music festivals, and spending time with her loved ones.