Dr. Ellen Melton has a Ph.D. in Psychology from Capella University, an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Angelo State University and a B.S. in Psychology from Angelo State University. Currently Dr. Melton has been a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Master of Arts in Counseling program at St. Edwards University since 2014. Dr. Melton’s areas of expertise and interest include clinical counseling/psychotherapy practice, psychoanalysis, psychopathology, forensic psychology and psychological assessment. Her private practice focuses psychotherapy and intern supervision. In addition, she is also a continuing education provider for Licensed Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists and developed a LPC/LMFT Supervision Training Course.
I was invited to become a member of the Board of Directors for CAC in 2008, and asked to take over the Board Chair in 2010. It was a most rewarding position and as I watch CAC continue its growth and development as a valuable resource for the Austin community and am happy to be the new Board Treasurer.
I am co-creator of Austin Counseling Center, a group of Austin therapists and supervisors. As a therapist, I see a variety of clients, addressing depression, anxiety, esteem issues, loss and bereavement, using an eclectic array of modalities, yet based on the notion of the unconscious as containing the greater Self, as discovered and taught by Carl Jung. I work especially well with middle aged male clients facing the problems of mid-life transitions.
As a supervisor I want to provide input for all the skills that a future practice in therapy might entail. This would include the business skills of how to do your accounting, tax forms, marketing, website, discovering your niche and all the other various concerns that post grads have about becoming a creditable asset in the care giving community in Austin. I also want to provide help in discovering what is going on inside oneself when in session. Who are we as a therapist? Knowing oneself will better inform each of us in our work and provide a means to be the best therapist we can be.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in practice for over 14 years. My approach to therapy is a team effort. I understand that my role is to help my clients find their way to a happier, more peaceful life and I consider it a privilege to be allowed to be a witness and a support on their journey. Education is just a part of what works in therapy, the other part is acceptance, humor and rapport. I work hard to establish that type of experience for my clients. I am excited to be a part of Capital Area Counseling and the wonderful services they provide to the community.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor with a bachelor's in psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and a master’s in counseling psychology from the University of West Alabama – Livingston. I have lived in Austin since November of 2005 and will likely never leave the wonderful state of Texas!
My passion and life’s work has always been in advocating for and supporting those in need of mental health services. I will continue to lend my voice and strength to that cause here at CAC. I am moved and inspired by the amazing team I have the honor to work alongside while doing so. I hope to see you around Austin at the many fantastic fundraisers CAC will be having to ensure that every single individual, couple, and family that needs services with us are able to receive them!
When I’m not at CAC, I can be found in North Austin with my extraordinary twin daughters doing all kinds of fun and creative things! In my free time, I enjoy running, reading, movies, and all things chocolate! I live my life as an adventure and find a reason to share a laugh and a smile every day!
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