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
The Importance of Collaboration in Depression & Suicide
The Importance of Collaboration in Depression & Suicide Prevention

Kate Spade Anthony Bourdain A child A father A mother A friend A brother A sister A client . . . Who among us have not had our lives influenced by an encounter with death by suicide. When you serve those »

Kate Spade Anthony Bourdain A child A father A mother A friend A brother A sister A client . . . Who among us have not had our lives influenced by an encounter with death by suicide. When you serve those who journey with a mood disorder, explorations of suicidal thoughts and fantasies come with the territory. When the news is full of information about this kind of death, our antennas go up, making..

Melanie McGhee · June 27th, 2018

Melanie McGhee · June 27th, 2018

Tending to the impact of the crisis at
Tending to the impact of the crisis at our southern border

My heart has joined the millions of others who have been swimming through outrage, anguish, fear, and distress as the unfolding humanitarian crisis at our southern borders is becoming crystal clear. We »

My heart has joined the millions of others who have been swimming through outrage, anguish, fear, and distress as the unfolding humanitarian crisis at our southern borders is becoming crystal clear. We KNOW the damage this is causing and it is heartbreaking. For those of us who are on the far side of the empath bell curve, this heartache can take a toll. Typically, the advice is to turn away, don't..

Melanie McGhee · June 25th, 2018

Melanie McGhee · June 25th, 2018

Restoring Your State
Restoring Your State

Your state of being is at the heart of how you experience yourself in life. It informs your perspective and your choices. It is your responsibility to protect and restore your state. Yet, when your state »

Your state of being is at the heart of how you experience yourself in life. It informs your perspective and your choices. It is your responsibility to protect and restore your state. Yet, when your state is jangled by the challenges of life, you get thrown into a variety of very human reactions — anger, sad, frustrated, scared or even wild, over the moon joy. These reactions can be like a filter..

Melanie McGhee · June 24th, 2018

Melanie McGhee · June 24th, 2018

Stepping Into Another Point of View
Stepping Into Another Point of View

Our ability to adopt another person's point of view (POV) steps us and our clients into accepting other people more completely and ultimately reveals the felt sense knowledge of the koan-like question »

Our ability to adopt another person's point of view (POV) steps us and our clients into accepting other people more completely and ultimately reveals the felt sense knowledge of the koan-like question "who is another human being?" More on that at another time..

Melanie McGhee · May 29th, 2018

Melanie McGhee · May 29th, 2018