I appreciate you stopping by! My name is LynellMelra and I am a mental health advocate and believe in the importance of keeping our cup full because we cannot give what we don’t have. After spending time counseling my clients, I am constantly reminded time and time again that we struggle with many of the same things. Yes, I am a therapist but I am also human.
Formally, I am a Mental Health Therapist who offers individual, couples, and group counseling. I work at Capstone Counseling Center at the Stone Mountain location and also at Georgia State University’s on campus Counseling Center, in person and virtually. Many of the people I see struggle with depression, anxiety, assertiveness, emotional expression, self-discovery, and so much more. People always seem to want to know about “specialties” and while I can help you navigate those concerns mentioned I like to think that I specialize in first time therapy goers and those who have been burned by therapy. This is because of the value I place on the therapeutic relationship and my belief that connection and trust must be built before you can feel you are in a safe space. Professionally, I would say I take a Cognitive Behavioral approach, but what that really means is I believe that the way that we think affects our emotions, which ultimately affects our behaviors and the ways we show up in the world. It takes time to build up your “mind control” so I like to explain it as if it were a muscle. Muscles aren’t born overnight, for most of us, but with intention and time they get stronger.
Writing has always been my preferred method of expression, plus I have plenty to say so it’s time to combine the two, hence this blog! Through this blog, I hope to show pieces of my personality, my humor, and my heart, while providing useful information. While in no way does the information provided take the place of actual medical advice or therapy, I hope to offer you different perspectives while also remaining as transparent as can be. I hope this blog can serve as a gentle encourager as you embark on your own journey of becoming mindful and intentional with you.
It’s time to get mindful,