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Melissa Carr Powell, LCSW

Melissa Carr Powell, LCSW

Hello, I’m Melissa!

I believe that therapy is a place to explore who we are and how we want to move forward with our lives. My goal as a therapist is to create a space where you are welcome and accepted. My approach is creative and collaborative.  It is my hope that we can work together to shift your mindset and behaviors in a way that helps you to make progress towards your goals.

I have experience with adolescents, adults, and families. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety disorders, behavioral concerns, stress management, and self-esteem and identity issues. I use various therapeutic techniques (Person-Centered, Strengths Based, CBT, MI, etc.) that focus on your natural strengths and needs. I am also a MATCH-ADTC (Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems) certified therapist. MATCH-ADTC is a bold redesign of evidence-based treatment of childhood anxiety, depression, trauma, and conduct problems. It has been extensively tested in community mental health settings.






Melissa received her Bachelor and Master of Social Work from The University of North Carolina- Pembroke. While in college she served the Robeson County community, working with families and children involved with the child welfare system. She is a Wilmington native and returned home after finishing graduate school. She has served the Wilmington community for almost a decade, working in various roles. She spent recent years leading a treatment team of counselors while providing direct therapy services to children and families in an Intensive In-Home setting.  Melissa’s true passion is to make a difference in the community that she grew up in. Melissa enjoys spending her free time with her family. She also enjoys cooking and curling up with a good book.

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