Our practitioners believe that it is a privilege to have the training and experience to work with people across the life span from childhood into adulthood. They share the basic philosophy that the mind has an innate ability to heal itself, that we are who we are and are not defined by our conditions or illnesses, and that with empathic collaboration between the patient and practitioner everyone has a chance to achieve optimal health.
Melanie Leech, LPC
Melanie Leech has devoted her career to working with children, adolescents, adults and their families. From a very young age, Melanie has wanted to make a positive impact on others’ lives. She graduated from Kent State University (KSU) with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Youth Development. She later received a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, also from KSU. Melanie has her Licensed Professional Counselor license (LPC) and is a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS). Melanie has experience working in outpatient, inpatient, residential, community, primary care, and school settings. With over 10 years of experience working with people with both mental health and substance abuse disorders, Melanie has a textured and nuanced understanding of how to help people reach their treatment goals. Her main theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; however, she can be quite eclectic, pulling from other theoretical orientations to fit the needs of those she serves. We are thrilled to have Melanie as our newest SPA member.