Melanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and manager of the Hastings Clinic who began working as an outpatient therapist for Pine Rest in 2017. Melanie earned her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana. After several years of working with at-risk youth at White’s Residential and Family Services in Wabash, Indiana, Melanie made the decision to pursue her master’s degree in Counseling. In March of 2013, Melanie earned her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University.
During the course of Melanie’s career she has had a variety of work experiences. She worked as a Case Manager and houseparent to 16 adolescent at-risk youth, both male and female, while at White’s Residential. She has also served as a corrections officer at the Barry County Jail, youth specialist at the Kalamazoo County Youth Home, Case Manager to mentally ill clients and an access clinician at Allegan County Community Mental Health.
Melanie enjoys working with a variety of individuals and treats anxiety and depression.