Melody J. Carr, M.Ed., LPCA, NCC
Melody earned her Masters of Education degree from Augusta State University, Georgia in 2011. She has over ten years of counseling experience working with children and adults in public schools, community agencies, adoption agencies, and church settings. She has counseled at-risk youth; birth mothers making a plan of adoption; families facing infertility and loss; survivors of human trafficking; and individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, self-harm and trauma. Melody is eager to provide a warm, accepting environment for clients who are facing difficult circumstances, and hopes to empower clients to discover resilience and hope amidst life challenges.
Melody is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a licensed school counselor. She enjoys integrating her faith perspective alongside an eclectic theoretical approach based on cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment theory, and trust-based relational intervention models. Her passion for training and service as a counselor grew through her initial job out of college as a staff member of a campus ministry and her experiences as a Pastor’s wife. Melody serves clients in our main Charlotte office.
Melody enjoys decorating, gardening, and adventuring outside with her husband and four children, the youngest of whom are twins.
“We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing.” ~Henry Cloud
“Leave people better than you found them.” ~Marvin Ashton
“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway…Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway. In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”