Melissa McKinneyLPCC, LPC

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In Mountain Time

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

Therapists will not give you all the answers. My job is not to tell you what to do but rather work collaboratively with you to guide you in making changes in your life. Therapy can be extremely difficult, but if you are invested and motivated, it can be the most life changing experience.

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

Therapy goals and treatment planning are a collaborative effort. I work with clients to determine appropriate goals which then guide treatment modalities. During the initial intake session, initial treatment goals will be discussed and identified. As treatment progresses, parodic review of the treatment goals and progress will be discussed with clients. It is important that clients play an active role in their treatment, which starts with identifying goals.




Relationship Issues

Life transitions


General Expertise

Work Stress

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Adolescent mental health

Aging related concerns

Life coaching

Mood disorders

Panic attacks & panic disorder

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)



First Session


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Strength Based Therapy


Forensic Therapy

Reality Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy


NM, LPCC, CCMH0211431

TX, LPC, 73000


Psy.D., Applied Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

M.A., Forensic Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

B.A., Psychology & Criminology, Marquette University


2669 N. Scenic Dr, Alamogordo, 88310, NM