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
Still lighthousing
Still lighthousing

Lately I've come to think of lighthousing as a verb...kind of the opposite of gaslighting. I've shared a bit about how I use this concept of the lighthouse in my practice. I also think that shining the »

Lately I've come to think of lighthousing as a verb...kind of the opposite of gaslighting. I've shared a bit about how I use this concept of the lighthouse in my practice. I also think that shining the light on others is a kind of lighthousing as well. As we are heading into the home stretch with the 2017 cohort of the Fellowship Training Group (coaching and psychotherapy training), more and more I..

Melanie McGhee · 6 days ago

Melanie McGhee · 6 days ago

Secrets to a Flourishing Practice, Part 2
Secrets to a Flourishing Practice, Part 2

There's one more secret to a flourishing practice. It's the one I've held to for so long, I didn't even think of when I was writing Secrets to a Flourishing Practice. Sometimes you just don't see the nose »

There's one more secret to a flourishing practice. It's the one I've held to for so long, I didn't even think of when I was writing Secrets to a Flourishing Practice. Sometimes you just don't see the nose in front of your own face! It didn't even come to mind until I saw the comment from my friend, Jeff Brunson. Jeff is a deeply effective leadership coach, eliciting the authentic leader. In one comment,..

Melanie McGhee · October 3rd, 2017

Melanie McGhee · October 3rd, 2017

Secrets to a Flourishing Practice
Secrets to a Flourishing Practice

A recent issue of Psychotherapy Networker asserted 33% fewer people turn to therapy than they did 20 years ago. Good news. Bad news. The good news is that our clients are more savvy than 20 years ago. »

A recent issue of Psychotherapy Networker asserted 33% fewer people turn to therapy than they did 20 years ago. Good news. Bad news. The good news is that our clients are more savvy than 20 years ago. They often come in with a higher level of awareness and clarity about what they want. They are seeking rapid relief and may even tell you they don't have the patience or time for those "slo-mo" approaches..

Melanie McGhee · September 19th, 2017

Melanie McGhee · September 19th, 2017

Selfish or Self Responsible?
Selfish or Self Responsible?

"What's between you and taking care of yourself with experiences that nourish you?" "It just seems selfish," Amy responded, glancing at her husband. On his face, I saw what looked to be a passing shadow »

"What's between you and taking care of yourself with experiences that nourish you?" "It just seems selfish," Amy responded, glancing at her husband. On his face, I saw what looked to be a passing shadow sorrowful surprise followed by deep love. Directing her gaze back to his, I reminded her, "he loves YOU, not some idealized version of you." Letting that sink in, she realized that expressing her wants..

Melanie McGhee · September 13th, 2017

Melanie McGhee · September 13th, 2017