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

Which Mental Health Professional is Right for You?

There are many questions and much stigma that revolves around seeking mental health services whether it is for you or a member of your family. Of course, the greatest barrier to people reaching out for assistance is the cloud of stigma that surrounds mental health...

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Making SMART Resolutions

As the holiday glitter begins to settle, many of us turn our thoughts to what a new year will bring. I myself find a new planner with nothing but blank pages waiting to be filled to be as exhilarating as the smell of coffee and hot doughnuts at Krispy Kreme! I love...

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The Story Behind a Christmas Card Photo

It’s that time of the year that fires up the panic mode for most Mamas I know. Yes, it’s time to create the dreaded…I mean treasured… Christmas card.  For most of the young Moms out there they have been planning and staging this since last year’s cards went into the...

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When it is NOT the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

One whip of a brisk fall breeze along with a sighting of pumpkins, and I am instantly transported in my mind back to Western, NC. As the time portal opens, I am a carefree little girl with pig tails exploring the woods behind my house. Fall has always been my favorite...

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Meet my arch-nemesis: STRESS!

I am not a huge comic book fan, but I live in a house full of them! By way of osmosis I have acquired quite a bit of knowledge that will from time to time seep into my writing. If my husband could be anyone other than my fabulous husband, he would totally be Batman....

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