I earned my Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology in 1998 and have been practicing counseling in North Carolina for the past seven years. I am a licensed professional counselor who works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I utilize a variety of therapy theories including Cognitive Behavioral, Client-Centered, Solution-Focused, Adlerian, and Family Systems depending on the individual, family or presenting issues. I believe my education and experience will guide me in assisting you in reaching your personal and/or professional goals. Please contact me today to schedule your initial appointment.
Call or Email Melissa Penwell for a free phone consultation now - (919) 344-0945

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: Lewis & Clark College
  • Year Graduated: 1998
  • License No. and State: 8358 North Carolina

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $60 - $140
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Specialties

  • Parenting
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Depression

Issues

  • ADHD
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age

  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Adlerian
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Family
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2016
Melissa Penwell, MA, NCC, LPC, Counselor in Cary

Melissa Penwell

Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC