Resiliency is defined as the ability to recover or “bounce back” from challenges that come our way.  Just like a tree that can weather storms because of its strong roots, we, too, can create roots in our homes and communities that make people more emotionally secure and prepared to handle the challenges and disappointments that come our way.

A relentless advocate for mental wellness, Melissa C. Harrell founded Resiliency Counseling & Consulting, PLLC in 2018 with expertise in clinical mental health and training in public health. Melissa is passionate about sharing her professional and personal mental health experiences with audiences to empower them to live more peaceful lives while inspiring them to become advocates for marginalized populations in our world.

Melissa promotes mental health through her work as an independent health educator, mental wellness consultant and children’s book author.

Recent Blog Posts

Getting out of the Boat: One Toe at a Time

For most people moving outside their comfort zone creates feelings of anxiety and produces a lot of questions. There are sound biological reasons for this. We are wired and programmed to choose safety. Do not beat yourself up too much, it is brain chemistry. If our...

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The One Where the Giver Learns to Receive

Funerals are always so sad to me, but not for the obvious reasons.  As I sit and listen to the caring acts or multiple ways that a person’s life has intersected with others, I always think how awesome it would have been for that person to know how others felt while...

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“What if I fail? Oh, my darling, but What if you fly?”

Life doesn’t always go as planned. Shocking as it may seem, I never saw myself becoming a mother. I just didn’t think I was “Mom” material. Moms seemed to be these incredible martyrs who always put their kids first and set aside their own needs and ambitions. I knew I...

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