Melodye Watson, Therapist in Maryland — Zencare
Melodye  Watson

Melodye Watson

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C
Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, North Carolina Accepting Online
Updated September 30, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Trauma
  • Clinical supervision

Professional statement

Melodye Watson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Baltimore, MD. Melodye supports clients whose anxiety, depression, grief, fears, or stress interrupts their everyday lives. Melodye’s clients want to grow their mental health so they can feel present in their lives, rather than held back by their challenges. Melodye specializes in working with clients who are going through life transitions, including pregnancy and childbirth. Her clients seek resolution from past traumas whose impact continues to negatively impact their relationships.



Melodye is a strengths-based therapist. She believes that each client has innate characteristics that are powerful, resilient, and strong. These strengths can be harnessed throughout the mental health journey, so she encourages clients to internalize and affirm the parts of themselves that have been through hardship. She also practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Melodye’s clients learn how to change their thought patterns so they can avoid harmful cognitive distortions that are highly self-critical. Melodye helps clients identify their goals and the motivations behind those goals. This insight can help with making healthy changes that lead to mindful joy and a sense of reconnection with life. She provides a safe, warm atmosphere for clients to process through their difficult or painful memories.



Melodye earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago and is a Board Certified Social Work Supervisor, which means that she helps other therapists grow their clinical skills. Her goal is to help clients realize their full potential and to feel empowered to make healthy changes across their lives.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Clinical supervision - Offering professional supervision services for clinicians




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst
  • Cigna
  • Magellan Health
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5pm - 7pm
  • Tue Not available
  • Wed Not available
  • Thu 5pm - 7pm
  • Fri 5pm - 7pm
  • Sat 9am -12pm
  • Sun Not available

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5pm - 7pm
  • Tue Not available
  • Wed Not available
  • Thu 5pm -7pm
  • Fri 5pm -7pm
  • Sat 9am -12pm
  • Sun Not available

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Not available
  • Tue 5pm -7pm
  • Wed Not available
  • Thu 5pm -7pm
  • Fri 5pm -7pm
  • Sat 9am -12pm
  • Sun Not available

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Not available
  • Tue 5pm -7pm
  • Wed Not available
  • Thu 5pm -7pm
  • Fri 5pm -7pm
  • Sat 9am -12pm
  • Sun Not available

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years


California Institute for Integral Studies, Certification in Psychedelic Assisted Therapies and Research, 2021
University of Chicago, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice, MSW, 2001


Licensure

Maryland: 19349

Washington DC: LC50082143

Virginia: 0904010912

North Carolina: C014887


Languages

English