Melanie McKinney


About Me

Hello and welcome, so happy you reached out to make changes for the better in your life.
My name is Melanie Mckinney and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New Mexico. I was born and raised in New Mexico and received both my undergraduate degree in Psychology and graduate degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. I have been practicing as a therapist for the last 20 years. I take great pride in being able to form strong therapeutic relationships with my clients and make them safe and comfortable in sharing and making the most out of therapy. I have been privileged to work with clients in a private practice setting, community agencies and hospital settings. . My specialties include working with individuals that may be experiencing problems in their relationships, individuals contemplating a divorce or ending a relationship and women’s issues, such as miscarriage and parenting concerns.
Using a client centered approach, meaning therapy is about you and your needs and wants. I will listen to you and bring understanding and compassion to the therapy process, allowing healing to begin. Together will find out the most goals you have for positive changes in your life. Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help you change the way you see and think about issues in your life. we will identify thought patterns that may be holding you back as well as providing strategies to live your life with joy and purpose and stay focused on the present moment.

Stress, Anxiety
Relationship issues
Family conflicts
Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief ,


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Adoption and Foster Care , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #CMF0187071 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Written by C.R. on Jul 17, 2021 after counseling with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We are having our secondary meeting next week.
But so far she’s been wonderful to work with.