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 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 PTSD). She earned her MSW at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2007 and completed her Certificate in Substance Abuse Studies. For the past 12 years, she has co-facilitated DBT Skills groups for adults. She completed the DBT Intensive Training in 2011 and participates in a monthly DBT Consultation team. She is in the process of learning Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS) and pursuing certification in sex therapy with AASECT.
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 see clients in-person in the Chapel Hill office and via Telehealth. 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, your insurance ID number and date of birth.Issues: Addictions, ADHD, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, DBT- Dialectical Skills Classes, DBT-Dialectical Behavior Individual Therapy, Depression, Grief and Loss, Highly Sensitive Peoples (HSPs), LGBTQ Affirmative, Life Transitions, PTSD and Trauma, Stress Management, Substance Abuse
Provider Location(s): Chapel Hill
Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield commercial, BCBS HMO policies, and State Health Plan.