Melanie McGhee LCSW

Clinical Social Worker
Melanie McGhee

Credentials: License

Institution: University of Utah

Certification: Master's Degree, Clinical Social Work

Certification Year: 1984

Institution: University of Utah

Graduated: 1984

In practice since: 1984

Melanie McGhee, L.C.S.W. is the founder of Acceptance and Integration Training (AAIT). AAIT helps clients alleviate psychological suffering while contributing to their spiritual wellbeing, helping them become established in steadier states of being. McGhee has maintained a private psychotherapy practice since 1984. She developed AAIT based on her years of practice, study and training with master therapists, especially Dick Olney, Zivorad Slavinski and Bob and Mary Goulding.

In addition to the training and supervision she provides to counselors, coaches and clergy, Ms. McGhee provides psychotherapy to people experiencing depression, anxiety and/or relationship problems. She has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Tennessee and Maryville College. An award-winning author, she and her husband are currently collaborating on a book about Acceptance and Integration Training.

Articles Melanie has Published
Kindness is love made manifest
Kindness is love made manifest

Kindness is love made manifest. I believe that with all my heart. I believe it more the older I get. It can't be the sticky, put on kindness. It has to be connected to the HEART to be love made manifest. »

Kindness is love made manifest. I believe that with all my heart. I believe it more the older I get. It can't be the sticky, put on kindness. It has to be connected to the HEART to be love made manifest. Sounds right, doesn't it? Kindness is love made manifest. Consistently EASY? Not generally for many of our clients. All kinds of things get in the way. Physical pain, cognitive distortions and all..

Melanie McGhee · 4 days ago

Melanie McGhee · 4 days ago

What is the secret to discipline?
What is the secret to discipline?

How many times a day, a week, a month do you recommend to one of your clients to meditate, exercise, or engage in some other equally valuable endeavor? More than once, twice? Raise your hands. Most of »

How many times a day, a week, a month do you recommend to one of your clients to meditate, exercise, or engage in some other equally valuable endeavor? More than once, twice? Raise your hands. Most of us do. Of course we do. We, like anyone else with a smart phone, we have ample access to information. We know how valuable these things are to well being and life satisfaction. IF you do have a practice..

Melanie McGhee · 6 days ago

Melanie McGhee · 6 days ago

Guiding our clients through cognitive distortions
Guiding our clients through cognitive distortions

Janice suffers with debilitating anxiety and depression. She recently found her way to me looking for something a little "more progressive, practical and ACTUALLY helpful" than her previous FOUR years »

Janice suffers with debilitating anxiety and depression. She recently found her way to me looking for something a little "more progressive, practical and ACTUALLY helpful" than her previous FOUR years of psychotherapy. She described how deeply she cared for her therapist. BUT she could no longer keep shelling out dollars without relief from her suffering. I get that. We all get that. Given how long..

Melanie McGhee · September 3rd, 2018

Melanie McGhee · September 3rd, 2018

The Reason Why You Should Put A Pause
The Reason Why You Should Put A Pause On That Appreciation

Having just wrapped session one of this year's Fellowship Training Group, I had a full heart. I was feeling pretty appreciative of this stalwart group of practitioners and how hard they worked. Walking »

Having just wrapped session one of this year's Fellowship Training Group, I had a full heart. I was feeling pretty appreciative of this stalwart group of practitioners and how hard they worked. Walking into the kitchen, I saw this - my husband at the stove. I started to tell David just how grateful I am. He held up a spoon and said, "hold your gratitude." David, in addition to being a wicked funny..

Melanie McGhee · August 17th, 2018

Melanie McGhee · August 17th, 2018