Melissa Griswold is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who works primarily with adults and young adults ages 18 and up. Melissa graduated in 2014 with her Bachelors and Master’s Degree at Appalachian State University in Social Work with a concentration in Individuals and Families (2016).
While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she completed her internships with Forsyth County Schools, working alongside other school social workers and staff to understand the complexities and needs of serving the school system. After graduation, she was hired by the school system as a Reading Specialist and took on second role working as a Mentor with the YMCA before attending graduate school at Appalachian State University. While pursuing her Masters of Social Work Degree, Melissa completed her internship with Daymark Recovery Services and worked with varied populations, facilitating both group and individual therapy. Upon graduation, she was hired to help pioneer a school based therapy program with elementary schools.
Her clinical experience grew vastly while working in roles that included a Site Social Worker with dialysis centers and a therapist serving Assisted Living and Nursing homes in an integrative care environment in the few years of post graduate experience. She has honed her expertise working for the last 2 years with adults of all ages utilizing multiple therapy interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness Training, Attachment Theory, trauma informed care and grief counseling in dynamic capacities to address each client’s individual needs.
Melissa is currently working towards full certification in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and is a big believer in incorporating animals into therapy when appropriate. She has also pursued training in Integrative Health to help clients better understand link between their physical and mental wellness.
She is also a big believer in better understanding the relationships an individual has in their lives, including most importantly the one with themselves. In this process, she encourages authenticity and emphasizes the value of a healthy therapeutic relationship.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Appalachian State University - 2014
- Master’s Degree in Social Work, Appalachian State – 2016
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Integrative Mental Health Professional 2021
- Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) -2020
- Melissa currently works with adults of all ages, 18 and up.
Melissa accepts the following types of payment and health insurance:
- Private Payment (cash, check, credit card)
- Melissa is in the process of being credentialed with Blue Cross Blue Shield and hopes to accept BCBS clients soon!