Melanie Lewis (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
 therapist: Melanie Lewis,
In-Person in Richmond, VA 23230
Online in Virginia
There is healing in sharing your story in a way that feels safe, where you don't need to censor yourself and you don't need to worry about how it's being received. I am passionate about creating a space for you where you can be honest and open about what's holding you back in life, so we can together find the way to move you to where you'd like to be. Therapy is a collaborative process where we figure out what will be most helpful at this point of your journey. I adjust my approach according to what you bring to therapy, your past experiences, and what you feel that you need. But what stays the same, is how we work together so that you can overcome what holds you back in life, and move toward the life you want.

Client Focus

Session Format: Family, Group, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Children, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: Asian, Black / African American, LGBTQ+, Men, Military / Veterans, Persons with Disabilities, Women clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Existential/Humanistic
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
Approach Description: I have been trained in a myriad of therapeutic approaches and find that all of them provide a unique approach to address all of my clients' needs. I lend myself to believe that when we are in environment where we are shown empathetic understanding, genuine positive regard, and transparency we are better able to understand ourselves, connect, heal, grow, and overcome life's challenges. Everyone has a story to tell. Through my diverse skill set, my clients and I are able to navigate their needs to meet them where they are at in that story. Sometimes all we need is someone to be genuine and present to talk through these life issues but at times adults and children need a little more. When meeting with my clients, we collaborate together to generate a treatment process tailored to their needs and desired outcomes so that they can develop a deeper connection with themselves.

Education & Credentials

Melanie Lewis LPC
  • Female
  • License # 0701012421
  • Licensed in VA
  • Practicing Since 2019
Education: I received a Bachelors in Fine Arts from James Madison University in 2013. I then later went back to school to earn my graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and graduated in 2020. I also became a certified yoga teacher, which in many ways informs my practice.


  • Average Session Fee $125
  • Accepts Insurance
  • I am in-network with Aetna, Optima and Cigna commercial plans. Our practice also files out-of-network claims for other insurances. Please ask us about how we can help with insurance!

Melanie Lewis Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Richmond, VA 23230
  • Available Online for residents of Virginia
  • Online Therapy Details: We use a very easy telehealth platform called Simple Practice. 15 minutes before your appointment you will receive a link that connects you to your therapist.
Melanie Lewis Practice Description
I offer a genuine and authentic space for my clients to share, explore, heal, and make meaning of their lives. Much of my practice is influenced by therapeutic play and expressive therapies, narrative and humanistic approaches, and my experience as a yoga instructor. Therapy can be daunting at first. But it is my hope to offer a space where any person - a young child to an older adult can learn to deepen their connection to themselves in order to grow and heal. You can do this by sharing your thoughts, engaging in expressive and creative outlets. We'll practice new ways to breathe and slow down so that you can explore new POVs or find new ways to approach life. A lot of the time, clients already know how they want to experience life, but aren't sure how to actually make it work. We'll work together to get you there!

Practice Overview

5540 Falmouth Street
Available both in-person and online
5 Years Experience
Family, Group, Individual

Office Hours

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Driving Directions

Our suite is located on the 1st floor in the 3-story glass building right off of the Parking lot. Suite #100.

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