Melanie McGhee LCSW

Clinical Social Worker
Melanie McGhee

Credentials: License

Institution: University of Utah

Certification: Master's Degree, Clinical Social Work

Certification Year: 1984

Institution: University of Utah

Graduated: 1984

In practice since: 1984

Melanie McGhee, L.C.S.W. is the founder of Acceptance and Integration Training (AAIT). AAIT helps clients alleviate psychological suffering while contributing to their spiritual wellbeing, helping them become established in steadier states of being. McGhee has maintained a private psychotherapy practice since 1984. She developed AAIT based on her years of practice, study and training with master therapists, especially Dick Olney, Zivorad Slavinski and Bob and Mary Goulding.

In addition to the training and supervision she provides to counselors, coaches and clergy, Ms. McGhee provides psychotherapy to people experiencing depression, anxiety and/or relationship problems. She has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Tennessee and Maryville College. An award-winning author, she and her husband are currently collaborating on a book about Acceptance and Integration Training.

Articles Melanie has Published
Why Home Practice NOT Home Work?
Why Home Practice NOT Home Work?

"DON'T WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A FIRE TO PRACTICE A FIRE DRILL." ~ DICK OLNEY As a young therapist, I was not completely comfortable saying "I'm a therapist." It felt much more congruent to »

"DON'T WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A FIRE TO PRACTICE A FIRE DRILL." ~ DICK OLNEY As a young therapist, I was not completely comfortable saying "I'm a therapist." It felt much more congruent to stand in "I practice psychotherapy." It's a practice, the more we do it, the better we get. Practice implies a deep engagement with the subject of practice. Practice is distinct from work. Practice implies..

Melanie McGhee · September 7th, 2017

Melanie McGhee · September 7th, 2017

Taking care? Recognize and Address Vicarious Trauma
Taking care? Recognize and Address Vicarious Trauma

"The world and enlightenment, they are one and the same." ~ Saichi Jake looked dreadful. His usual light-hearted jovial glow was clouded and grey. He readily recognized that he was carrying the load of »

"The world and enlightenment, they are one and the same." ~ Saichi Jake looked dreadful. His usual light-hearted jovial glow was clouded and grey. He readily recognized that he was carrying the load of the stories he'd been hearing from folks affected by the fires here in the Great Smoky Mountains. Tears pouring down his cheeks, he described a scene of someone running with the fire behind them. Though..

Melanie McGhee · September 6th, 2017

Melanie McGhee · September 6th, 2017

Who are we serving?
Who are we serving?

"I'm so much more of who I am and so much less of who I think I should be." This is the news that greeted me when talking with a client recently. This kind of news lights me up as a therapist. It makes »

"I'm so much more of who I am and so much less of who I think I should be." This is the news that greeted me when talking with a client recently. This kind of news lights me up as a therapist. It makes oh so clear how valuable our work is. Do you know how valuable your work is? I mean, when's the last time you connected with how very important the work of helping others is. Think about it, someone..

Melanie McGhee · September 5th, 2017

Melanie McGhee · September 5th, 2017

Pause, Recognize the Value of Your Work
Pause, Recognize the Value of Your Work

Our collective hearts and minds have turned to the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Harvey unfolding in Texas and soon Louisiana. The call has gone out from the Red Cross to the mental health community. »

Our collective hearts and minds have turned to the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Harvey unfolding in Texas and soon Louisiana. The call has gone out from the Red Cross to the mental health community. Another option for serving is through Give An Hour, where you can donate phone time. Our skills are needed. If you have the space in your life and can offer your services, I trust you will. It can be..

Melanie McGhee · September 2nd, 2017

Melanie McGhee · September 2nd, 2017