Specialties: Co-occurring Substance Abuse Disorders, Mood Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Meliké is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked for the past 12 years in community mental health, including 8 years at the UNC STEP clinic providing individual and group therapy to adults with SPMI (severe persistent mental illness, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, other psychotic disorders, co-occurring substance abuse disorders and complex PTSD). She earned her MSW at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2007 and completed her Certificate in Substance Abuse Studies. For the past 9 years, she has co-facilitated a DBT Skills group for adults. She completed the DBT Intensive Training in 2011 and participates in a monthly DBT Consultation team. She is in the process of pursuing certification in sex therapy with AASECT and training in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).
I believe the ultimate goal of therapy is to help people feel more alive and develop a compassionate and loving relationship with themselves. I use humanistic, DBT, compassion-focused and mindfulness approaches and encourage clients to cultivate curiosity instead of judgment of self and others. I am drawn to experiential therapies and believe that healthy relationships, including the therapeutic relationship, have transformative power when we are able to fully experience their healing power in the present moment. Other models I have learned about and used in my evolution as a psychotherapist are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, the Trauma Resiliency Model (similar to Somatic Experiencing), Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy and Non-violent Communication (NVC).
Certifications and Associations:
American Academy of Psychotherapists
NC Society for Clinical Social Work
Appointments: I am in Chapel Hill Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and I see clients in Raleigh on Thursdays 1-8pm and Fridays 8:30-2:30pm. To make an appointment, please leave a message on my confidential voice mail 919-913-8712 x133. Please indicate whether you will be self pay or using BCBS or Medicare, your insurance ID number and date of birth.Issues: Addictions, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Psychiatric Conditions, Coping with Chronic Illness, DBT - Dialectical Behavior Individual Therapy, DBT - Dialectical Skills Groups, Depression, Grief and Loss, Highly sensitive people (HSPs), LGBTQ Affirmative, Life Transitions, Marriage/Couples Therapy, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Schizophrenia, Sex Therapy, Stress Management, Substance Abuse Services, Trauma
Provider Location(s): Chapel Hill, Raleigh
Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield (not including BCBS HMO policies or BCBS Medicare replacement plans) and State Health Plan, Medicare. Self-Pay Rates: $190 for Intake/Initial Evaluation; $130 for 45-52 minute individual psychotherapy session; $170 for 53+ minute individual psychotherapy session. $140 for couples therapy.