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Scott Meltsner, MA, LPC, NCC

Scott Meltsner, MA, LPC, NCC 

I began my counseling journey with Catholic Charities as an intern with the counseling department at the Piedmont Triad Office in 2007. After graduating from Wake Forest’s Department of Counseling, I moved to Asheville and began working with the agency full time in July of 2008. Early on, I trained in EMDR and have been using this therapeutic tool in my practice since 2009. I have also participated in advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and am currently participating in a certification program in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. These therapies share a focus on the ways thoughts and beliefs about oneself, particularly as they connect with certain traumatic memories from a client’s past, can cause problems for people in the present. By “reprocessing” past memories and the beliefs that go along with them, a person can begin to change those beliefs and improve their emotions and behavior as a result. Additionally, I rely on my experience as a writer and teacher of writing to incorporate creative arts exercises into my therapy sessions, seeking to meet each client’s individual needs with an approach that is best suited for the client.

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