The first step is always the hardest, and I'd like to say congratulations on investing in yourself! Oftentimes, we find ourselves being present for others while neglecting our own needs, and it is time for you to choose yourself. Before taking this step, you may have found yourself feeling depressed, hopeless, anxious, or stressed. Maybe you're having difficulties with a complicated relationship, unresolved trauma, low self-esteem, a recent loss, or a significant life transition. Life is unpredictable, and no matter your situation, I provide a non-judgmental, supportive space where you can feel empowered, heard, and autonomous.
My ultimate goal is to assist my clients with healthy tools to overcome anything that acts as an obstacle or barrier in their lives. I partner with my clients directly and utilize a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches that include person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, existential, and solution-focused therapies to best fit their needs.
Theodore Allen, M.S.
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step" - Lao Tzu.
Your first step in deciding to start therapy is usually the hardest, so allow me to lessen that burden. Your counseling journey will take work, requires you to look inward, question who you are, and work to move forward. I want to help you do just that in a compassionate and caring way. Together we can help you find your "why" and make you the best version of yourself possible!
No matter your background, I am here for you, and I accept you for who you are. I am here to ask the tough questions in a non-judgmental way. I want to see you grow, and most importantly, to help you live your life.
As your clinician, I will start with building rapport, meeting you where you are and identifying what decisions, changes and challenges are most needed to get you where you want to be. I have experience in working within various settings and populations; working especially close with military members, veterans, and of course men (I am not my brother's keeper; I am my brother). I want to make sure you are felt, heard, and healed.
Melody Vogt, LPC
Melody focuses on improving the quality of life and general well-being of individuals in society from all walks of life. She is committed to helping you with “Solving Problems, One Solution at a Time.” Her mission is to help each individual she serves, learn the secrets for creating happiness, building confidence, owning their greatness, living with purpose, creating success in life and being all they can be. Melody has spent the best time of her life helping children and families to achieve what they desire most; this is what she is passionate about. She has over 16 years of combined experience in counseling, coaching, case management, mentoring, training, motivating and mediation. She is a graduate of Troy University with a Masters of Science in Counseling & Psychology and the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. In her spare time, Melody enjoys shopping, traveling, watching Netflix and spending time with family and friends.
- Adjustment Difficulties
- Child & Adolescent Therapy
- Coping & Social Skills
- Individual, Group and Family Therapy
- Life Changes/Transitions
- Life Coaching for Kids (ages 6-12)
- Military Culture
- Problem Solving & Conflict Resolution
- Stress Management
When it comes to deciding whether or not you need someone to talk to, know that you are not alone in making that decision. In fact, at some point or another, we all struggle with issues that can affect our emotional well-being, resulting in difficulties managing the distress and pitfalls in our daily lives. Melody’s knowledge and expertise will guide you in exploring healthier ways to cope, gaining valuable insight and understanding about your situation, and living your best authentic life.