Melanie Chung-ShermanLCSW

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Race & Cultural Identity

Attachment issues

Body image issues

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Women's issues

General Expertise



Relationship Issues


Social Anxiety

Adoption & foster care


Caregiver stress & support



First Session


Group Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Individual Session



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Multicultural Therapy

Training / Certifications

Certified Theraplay Practitioner

EMDR trained therapist

Circle of Security Parent Trainer


TX, LCSW, 40481


University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (Doctorate of Social Work) student

University of Texas at Arlington (Master's in Social Work) graduated

Texas Wesleyan University (Bachelor's of Fine Arts) graduated

Work History

JaeHee has worked in the field of child welfare since 1999 and is the founder and owner of a private practice. She is a Texas Board-certified clinical social worker and supervisor and a licensed child-placing administrator through the State of Texas. She has specialized in the field of child welfare and social justice initiatives ranging from foster care, adoption, mental health, identity-based stress, and trauma-inclusive care, and administration. She serves as the Region 3 Representative for the NASW-TX State Board of Directors (2019-2022). She is a doctoral student with the University of Alabama's DSW program specializing in clinical theory and application (Roll Tide!). In addition, she was a senior psychotherapist, supervisor, and the Sexual Assault/IPV Coordinator at the University of Texas at Dallas' Student Counseling Center. Her clinical training includes the Circle of Security® Parenting Professional Trainer™ as well as a Certified Trauma Specialist through The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children®. She trained at the Adult Attachment Interview Institute under Drs. Mary Main, Ph.D., and Erik Hesse, Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. She is a Certified Theraplay® Practitioner through the Theraplay® Institute in Evanston, Illinois, and an EMDR therapist through the EMDRIA Institute. She was an adjunct professor of Social Work at Collin College in Plano, Texas. She has been featured in the Washington Post, Reuters, Donaldson Adoption Institute, Dallas Child, Dear Adoption, and Dan Rather's rehoming documentary, "Unwanted in America”—and a contributing columnist for Fostering Today and Adoption Today. She speaks locally, state-wide, nationally, and internationally on issues impacting children, women of color, communities of color, LGBTQIA+ issues, transracial adoptees, and social justice. It is her firm belief that it is never too late to make a difference. Her practice is open to all seeking assistance to make a positive change in their daily lives.


1514 N. Greenville Ave, Ste. 310, Allen, 75002, TX