Melanie Carlson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indiana

Melanie Carlson, MSW, LCSW

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No matter your current or prior life experiences, you have the capacity to heal from the past and create your ideal future. At Carlson Counseling & Psychotherapy, your unique history, personality, struggles, and strengths will be utilized as sources for personal transformation and growth. 


Using a person-centered, strengths-based perspective, Melanie Carlson, MSW, LCSW, provides shorter-term counseling and longer-term psychotherapy for emotional healing and maximum emotional wellness. 

Current areas of focus include those struggling with life transitions, identity, relationships, women's issues, depression, anxiety, or trauma, as well as somatic complaints (of the body) and chronic pain, illness, or fatigue. 

Melanie uses modern therapeutic techniques, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), along with emerging mind-body and trauma-release techniques in her therapeutic practice. She is EMDR trained and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) student, practicing at the Advanced level. Melanie is also trained in Pain Reprocessing Therapy and Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET) in the treatment of chronic pain and other problematic physical symptoms.

Melanie is an LGBTQI+ ally and BIPOC affirming. 


Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatization Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
No
Pay By
Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card
Insurance Plans Accepted
Anthem
,
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Cigna
,
Community Health Network
,
Indiana University Health
,
Optum
,
United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
6
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
34008434A
Indiana
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
National Association of Social Workers
Member
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Indiana University
MSW
2016
Indiana University
MPA
2011
Purdue University
BA
2002