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My name is Melissa Harrell and I am so happy that you have stopped in to learn more about me and my services. My mission is to deliver fresh perspectives on topics of mental wellness as a dynamic speaker and writer. I love sharing my professional and personal mental health experiences with audiences to empower them to live more balanced and peaceful lives. I believe that when we are at our best personally, then we can be agents of change for our communities and world. Read more about me here…

Book - Common Threads by Melissa Collins Harrell, M.Ed., MPH, LCMHCS

Common Threads: Why the Answers to the Present Lie in the Past

After a major life crisis, Melissa wrote this moving memoir which weaves together her personal life and professional work. She provides resiliency tips, inspirational and uplifting scriptures, and insight and commentary based on her own experiences. Sure to inspire not only those facing challenges but those supporting them.

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Recent Blog Posts

Magic Cookie Bars

Inside an aged metal recipe box, tucked away between Aunt Frankie’s lasagna and Aunt Helen’s chicken pie rests a recipe for Magic Cookie Bars. As far back as I can remember, Magic Cookie Bars have been a part of my holiday baking traditions. These heavenly treats also...

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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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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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