Melissa K Brannan, MS, LMFT

Name:Melissa K Brannan
Gender:Female
Specialty:Marriage & Family Therapist
Location:405 W. Main Street
Huntsville, AR 72740
Phone: 479-738-1534
 
Introduction:
My desire is to help individuals, families, and/or couples grow and change in the areas where they feel stuck and unable to cope or move forward. I seek to listen, reflect, and provide practical options when situations feel hopeless or overwhelming.

The approach I take with each client is as unique as they are and based on the therapeutic relationship we develop.  My underlying perspective is that of Bowenian Family Systems Theory, but I utilize techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy, as needed.

As an LMFT, I work with individuals, couples, and families from a unique perspective. My clinical approach is broadened from the traditional focus on the individual to include how the presenting concerns are impacted by relational patterns with a spouse, family, and friends. This holistic approach emphasizes the need for change not just in individuals, but also within support systems surrounding them. This encourages a person, couple, or family to grow in a context that is adapting to accommodate their change.

I provide traditional therapy sessions, group therapy, community workshops and seminars, and professional consultation. I am willing to integrate clients' faith into my treatment planning, case conceptualization, and our discussion within sessions as much as they desire.

I work with ages 5 and up in the following areas of specialization:
Premarital Counseling
Parent/Child Conflict
Anger Management
Marital Enrichment
Divorce/Separation
Family Struggles
Step-Parenting
Anxiety/Stress
Life Transition
Grief and Loss
Trauma/Abuse
Depression
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Education:
SchoolDegreeMajorGraduation
Texas Tech UniversityMaster of ScienceMarriage and Family Therapy2004
University of ArkansasBachelor of ArtsPsychology2001
Experience:
PositionOrganizationLocationDuration
Marriage and Family Therapist - in- TrainingTTU Family Therapy ClinicLubbock, TX2004-2006
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist AssociateSamaritan Pastoral Counseling CenterAmarillo, TX2006-2009
Licensed Marriage and Family TherapistPrivate PracticeHuntsville, AR2012 - Present
Industrial ChaplainIn Plant and Corporate ContextsSpringdale, AR2009 - Present
License:
NameIssued ByDuration
Licensed Marriage and Family TherapistArkansasSince 2009
Membership:
TitleOrganizationDuration
Clinical MemberAmerican Association of Marriage and Family TherapistsSince 2009
MemberArkansas Mental Health Counselors AssociationSince 2010
MemberMadison County Health CoalitionSince 2011
MemberMadison County Ministerial AllianceSince 2010
Association:
Title/RelationshipOrganizationDuration
VolunteerN.E.W. Camp and Retreat CenterSince 2009
Licensed MinisterGeneral Council of the Assemblies of GodSince 2010
Other Location:
I also see clients at a second location in the Northwest Arkansas Area:
1605 West Robinson Ave.
Springdale, AR 72766
Insurance:I accept cash or check for services on the day they are rendered. For those interested in utilizing insurance to pay for their session, I am willing to research your benefits to determine your co-pay and out-of-pocket costs. Discounts are available for those without insurance or coverage that does not include my services. They are based on income and/or need. Please contact me for further details.
Fee:
Therapy Sessions - $100 per clinical hour
Group Sessions - $15-$20 per person, depending on group size and availability
Workshops/Seminars - Fee negotiable
Professional Consultation - $100/hour

Schedule:
I work out of the Huntsville office on Tuesdays and Thursdays (10-6pm)
and the Springdale office on Mondays (9-5pm).

If these times don't fit with your schedule, I will try to accommodate your specific needs.
Language:I speak English as my first language and Spanish as my second.