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Mel Payne, LPC, MHSP

(615) 745-9161
108 4th Ave South

One Sentence Treatment Philosophy

My passion in counseling is to come alongside those who are willing to share their story. I am committed to going into the depths with my clients to discover what may be holding them back from a life of freedom.

Personal Statement of Faith

I’m a follower of Christ and am delighted to be serving in His Kingdom as a counselor, extending the truth and grace of His gospel to those I get to work with. I feel my primary role in counseling individuals, couples and families is to serve as a facilitator of process. My hope for my clients is that the counseling room would become a place of safety and refuge as they allow the healing process to unfold.

I believe everyone has a story to tell. One of my favorite aspects of being a counselor is being granted the privilege of hearing stories. I believe we all have a story to tell involving joys, fears, hopes, dreams, grievances, expectations and sorrows. To be given the opportunity to sit alongside those brave enough to share their stories is a true gift. I’m honored each time I’m invited into the life of another.

Area(s) of Specialty

Emotional Eating
Family Systems
Eating Disorders
Binge Eating

Current License(s) and/or Certification(s)

License/Certification State or Accrediting Agency
Licensed Professional CounselorTennessee
Mental Health Service ProviderTennessee

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