Melissa Reeves-Payne LPC, LICDC, CCTP-LLC, Professional Counselor (Pre-Licensed) in Ohio

Melissa Reeves-Payne LPC, LICDC, CCTP-LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor

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I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Trauma Therapist with over 10 years of experience with dual disorders, substance use disorders, trauma, and PTSD. I specialize in complex trauma and understand the importance of safety first. My view of trauma isn't that it's a disorder but a wound that needs healing. I feel honored to enter into a helping relationship with my clients.

I believe that as humans, we thrive when we are in rewarding, constructive, and beneficial relationships. I see the counseling relationship as an agreement we enter into together; it is a collaboration where, as a team, we work toward your goal. I believe it takes emotional, mental, and physical safety to promote healing and achieve wellness. I will support you in defining what wellness looks like and means to you and together we will work to achieve that vision. I invite you to allow me to enter your world for a while; together we will explore the hills and valleys of your life.

Some tidbits about me; I have a casual, laidback style. I want people to feel comfortable and relaxed when we meet. My husband and I are native Daytonians, and we love animals. Two of my hobbies are collecting and refurbishing antiques and taking road trips along the back roads of America.

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Criminal Justice Involvement
  • Grief & Loss
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pet Loss
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Lgbtqia+
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$90.00 - $150.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Credit Card, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
United Healthcare

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Professional Counselor (Pre-Licensed)
Board Certification(s)
Melissa Payne
Professional Certification(s)
Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor
Ohio Chemical Dependency Board
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Evergreen Certifications
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
University of the Cumberlands
Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counsling