Melissa Noble, Ph.D.
Who am I?
- Licensed clinical psychologist
- A trusting therapeutic relationship is at the heart of my work. This alliance enables my clients to feel understood and to identify pathways to change. While my clinical observations and assessments inform my understanding of a client’s case, I also focus on treating each client as an individual. I strive to exude warmth, kindness, and authenticity in all of my interactions to help my clients feel safe and free from judgment. Life is complicated and while therapy may not “fix” all of our problems, it can make us feel less alone. I look forward to helping you work towards your therapy goals!
- In terms of my educational background, I graduated with my doctoral degree in counseling psychology from West Virginia University in 2018, and have been licensed as a clinical psychologist by the Virginia Board of Psychology since July 2019. I completed my APA-accredited internship at the College of William & Mary, and my post-doctoral residency at Washington State University. I also have a master’s degree from Clemson University (2011) and a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University (2009).
- Outside of being a therapist, I enjoy spending time with my son and husband, playing with my dogs, and traveling.
I love working with:
- Individual adults
- College students
- Young professionals
- Prenatal and postpartum mothers and new parents
- Individuals who struggle with perfectionism and people pleasing
- Racial and ethnic minorities and multiethic individuals
Some of my favorite approaches include:
- My integrative style is grounded in a humanistic and client-centered approach, though I often draw from several psychological schools of thought to inform my interventions. I highly value multiculturalism and often consider how facets of a client’s identity may play a role in their presenting concerns. I was trained as a generalist and enjoy treating a variety of presenting issues including concerns related to the pandemic, stress, depression, anxiety, women’s issues, life transitions, relationships, postpartum concerns, self-esteem, family issues, trauma, and identity development (e.g. race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity, etc.)
- Humanistic therapy with an emphasis on showing unconditional positive regard, empathy, and genuineness
- Insight-oriented work
- Solution-oriented therapies (e.g. CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)