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

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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From the Eye of the Storm to the Heart of a Survivor

  Florence, you were NOT invited Since my last blog post, my beautiful home of Eastern North Carolina has been chewed up, swallowed, and then spit back out with a vengeance by yet another catastrophic hurricane. My heart literally hurts. I have seen Eastern NC...

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The Invisible Line in Time

There is an invisible line in time that marks when something changes. We don’t see it coming, and there is really no way to prepare for it. One thing is for sure, once we pass this line, nothing and I mean nothing will ever be the same. As a grief and trauma...

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ENOUGH! What Our Kids Really Need

As summer begins to fade and the aisles of the stores overflow with pencils, crayons, and notebooks for back to school, I feel the need for a public service announcement. In a society that makes parents believe that in order to be good parents we must buy MORE, sign...

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