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Melanie is a full-time therapist at SSM St. Mary’s Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic, working with severe and persistent mentally ill patients, and is a part time private practice therapist for The Center for Healing and Recovery in Columbia.  Melanie works with individuals who have experienced trauma, struggle with regulating their emotions, and have been diagnosed with personality or eating disorders.  She has been trained in EMDR, Prolonged Exposure, is trauma-informed, and a nationally certified Play Therapist.   Melanie has worked with groups, children, adolescents, and adults, both individually and in-patient settings.