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Melonye Cleveland, MA

Resident in Counseling

In-Office Sessions: McLean (map it)
Teletherapy for residents of: Virginia
In-Office Sessions:
 McLean (map it)
 
Teletherapy for residents of:
 Virginia
Client Population(s):
  • Adolescent (14-17)
  • Child (7-10)
  • Tween (11-13)
  • Young Adult (18-25)
  • Young Child (3-6)
Primary Modality(ies):
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral (DBT)
  • Play Therapy

My goal is to empower individuals so they can live a resilient and fulfilled life and I’m passionate about helping others cope with day to day stressors and the anxieties of life. I am a strong proponent of the power that counseling can have on the individual and believe it can be life-changing.

I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and families. Specifically, I assist individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, emotional regulation, life transitions, relationships, and trauma. I utilize a cognitive-behavioral approach which means that I help individuals develop tools for managing emotional responses. I also use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills to help with distress tolerance. I have experience dealing closely with clients suffering from both mental illness and behavioral health issues. I have previously worked as a housing coordinator and social worker for the Washington, D.C. homeless population, and as a residential coach in Flat Rock, North Carolina, specializing in helping young girls with mental and behavioral issues ranging from childhood trauma to the Autism spectrum.

More About Me:
  • I’m originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina but live in Washington, D.C.
  • In my free time, I enjoy workout classes (Orangetheory and Pure Barre are my favorite!), cooking, gardening, and watching the Food Network.
  • I have a rescue mutt named Luna.
Specialty(ies):
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Attention Disorders (ADHD)
  • Conduct and Impulse Control
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment
  • Self-esteem / Personal Growth
  • Social Skills
  • Stress and Overwhelm
Education and Training:
  • Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minor in Women’s Studies from Sewanee: The University of the South
  • Member of the American Counseling Association (ACA)
Credentials:
Resident in Counseling
Prelicense:
VA 0704014353
Supervised by:
Jennifer Munroe, LPC, NCC

I look forward to supporting your mental health journey.

If you are interested in scheduling a free consultation, please fill out the request form or call our office (703-534-5100) and request to speak to me.