Melanie Joyce Coates, LCPC
Practicing Since: 2014
Melanie’s therapeutic process is comfortable and warm and her space an OASIS: Open And Safe InSide. Her ultimate goal is to help you cultivate a state of peace and balance. Meditation, mindfulness, and prayer are unique to her practice, and clients who work with her appreciate her calm demeanor and down-to-earth spirit. Melanie believes that most therapeutic models like Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavior Therapy utilize constructs that can be found in scripture; therefore, she aims to allow the Holy Spirit to lead her in helping you find peace, hope, direction, and happiness in this life.
Melanie believes it’s not by chance that you’ve landed here, and that your change is right around the corner. She believes that Transformed Thinking Gives Birth to Complete Change and like the scripture says, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7. Where do you want your thoughts to lead you? Melanie will work with you in a peaceful environment to uncover truths that will help you gain the tools to transform your thinking.
Melanie’s ideal client is you because if you’re reading this, you must be ready to do the work! She favors grace, creative expression, and empowerment and offers a form of Spiritual Expressive Arts Therapy where an atmosphere of serenity, reassurance, and transparency leads. With Melanie, you can be your true self as you discover purpose, potential, and the peace that resides within.
A southern-born Tennessean, Melanie is genteel and deeply engaged in what you care to share. Melanie received a Bachelor of Science degree from Freed-Hardeman University in 2004 and a Master of Arts degree in Psychology & Counseling from Fayetteville State University in 2008. She has been a youth and women’s bible class teacher, a national inspirational speaker, and poetic orator for churches since 2011. She founded two women’s organizations: Sisters With A Purpose Ministries (SWAP Ministries, 2011) and Survival Sisters’ Peaceful Oasis (2017) an organization aimed at empowering women, educating churches, and exposing Domestic Violence. Melanie is an author, poet, blogger, and podcast host, helping women make better relationship choices, improve self-esteem, overcome anxiety and depression, and gain tools for healing from trauma.
Melanie is licensed in Maryland #LC12487.