Melinda Noel


About Me

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My name is Melinda Noel and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. I was born and raised in Pennsylvania but have enjoyed some schooling outside of my home state. I received my Bachelors degree in Foods and Nutrition from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. I then went on to obtain my Masters in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. I've worked in other's homes with reunification, in an office setting as a practice manager, as a counselor and as a clinical supervisor, to name a few. I have an extensive background in treating children and adults that have been through trauma. I have several certifications in trauma because I feel it is so universal. Most of us have dealt with something traumatic in our lives whether it be a car accident, the loss of a loved one, an attack, a divorce, etc. Unfortunately, many of us will experience numerous trauma's in our lives, and let's face it. Trauma is not an easy thing to overcome. Along with specializing in trauma treatment, I work with people struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems and adjustment to life transitions to name a few.

I believe that a person's view of the issues is most important. It is our job as counselors to then help people identify patterns in negative behaviors or additional issues that may be important in treatment, but you know you best. That means that whatever it is you feel is a problem, I will take it seriously and work towards improvement. I love the idea of a counselor being available whenever someone needs help the most - in the moment or as close to the moment as possible.

I'm excited to get started with you and am confident you will feel comfortable, supported and motivated throughout our time together. Let's get started!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Parenting issues , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #CW019200 (Expires: 2021-02-01)


Written by D.H. on Feb 14, 2020 after counseling with Melinda for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Melinda helped me and my husband understand each other better. We are very happy to be working with her.

Written by C.H. on Feb 11, 2020 after counseling with Melinda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Melinda has been a great asset in helping to rebuild, and strengthen our marriage. She helped us map out our problems with one another, and did her best to help us through them.

10 out of 10, we would recommend Melinda to anyone.

Written by M.I. on Dec 20, 2019 after counseling with Melinda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Thank you for making us both understand each other better!

Written by B.E. on Dec 18, 2019 after counseling with Melinda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Melinda has been extremely helpful for us. She is always flexible and willing to speak to us whenever we have time. She responds in a timely manner if we have a quick question. She has made this experience very easy and enjoyable.