Last edited 09/20/2023

Melanie Perkins LISW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Melanie Perkins Licensed Independent Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Central Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. I focus on practical, realistic ways for you to work towards goals and find your path.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Melanie recently returned to Iowa after living in Oregon for the last eleven years. For the last five years of that she was part of a mobile response team, responding with police for those experiencing a mental health crisis out in the community. She found it to be an extremely rewarding opportunity and loved being involved in such an innovative program. She is excited to be shifting gears into providing ongoing therapy, as crisis work can be limited to only a few meetings. Melanie received her bachelor's degree at Iowa Wesleyan University and her master's in social work from St. Ambrose University. Melanie specializes in using interventions that are logical and practical, while tailored to the individual at the same time. Life isn't easy; at times, even the little things can seem insurmountable. Melanie knows that life is busy and demanding. She will not waste your time with impractical nonsense. She is fully prepared to teach new skills and guide you towards finding balance, fulfillment and empowerment.






General Expertise





Bipolar disorder

Divorce & separation

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP



First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eclectic Therapy

Feminist Therapy


  • Iowa, Licensed Independent Social Worker, 7830


Master of Social Work, St. Ambrose University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids, IA

Frequently Asked Questions About Melanie Perkins, LISW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Melanie Perkins, LISW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Melanie Perkins accepting new clients?

Yes, Melanie Perkins is accepting new clients for online therapy in Iowa and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling Cedar Rapids, 725 Boyson Road Northeast Suite 100, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402.

Does Melanie Perkins accept insurance?

Yes, Melanie Perkins accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP and Optum.

What types of therapy does Melanie Perkins offer?

Melanie Perkins offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Melanie Perkins offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Melanie Perkins offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling Cedar Rapids, 725 Boyson Road Northeast Suite 100, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402.

Does Melanie Perkins offer online therapy?

Yes, Melanie Perkins offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Iowa.

How quickly can I see Melanie Perkins?

Melanie Perkins typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Melanie Perkins speak?

Melanie Perkins conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Melanie Perkins online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Melanie Perkins online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.

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