Dr. Mel Whittington, LPC
” Dr. Whittington is recognized as one of the best 500 therapists in the United States. He has four earned degrees. All forms of media consult him and consider him an expert in the mental and emotional health of families and individuals. Dr. Whittington is currently a licensed professional counselor, a business owner , and consultant to businesses, schools, and churches. A researcher/educator/counselor for twenty-plus years, he has taught and designed curricula for Kindergarten through Graduate School. Dr. Whittington’s coaching is based on practical experience having raised two children with his wife of 32 years.
Dr. Whittington most often uses a cognitive/behavioral approach in therapy, yet he is skilled in family systems, cognitive restructuring, gestalt, and other approaches. Brief Therapy and coaching are standard modalities. Dr. Whittington focuses on getting to the “root” problems rather than treating symptoms.
Dr. Whittington empowers people to find “Freedom From The Past” and the “stinkin’ thinking” derived from it. The last several years he has focused on designing and implementing preventative programs for organizations and families. These have been highly successful. He finds preventing problems equally rewarding as solving them. ”
|Insurance & Payments Accepted||Most Insurances, &100-125/session, minimum of 5 sessions @ $85/session|
|Professional Associations||American Association of Christian Counselors|
|Licenses & Certifications||Licensed Professional Counselor, Pastoral Counselor|
|Theoretical Orientation||Brief therapy, cognitive, ecletic, family of origin|
|Areas Most Worked In||Adults, Couples, Families, Adolescents, Children 8 years and up|
|Specialties / Emphasis||Crisis Counseling, Codependency/ACA, Dissociative Disorders (MPD/Repressed Memories), Divorce/Dissolution, Employment Issues, Grief/Loss, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders (Depression/Bipolar), Multicultural Issues, Pain Management, Parenting, Self Esteem/Personal Growth, Terminally Ill, Trauma Recovery (abuse)|
|Number Of Staff||1|
|Years In Practice||20 +|