Melissa shares with us her journey on becoming the Virtual Clinician and where she is now!
Melissa Douglass is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Certified Tele-mental Health Provider whose goal is to merge quality mental health care and technology to advance communities through wellness and equitable care. She is the founder of Goal Driven Counseling, a virtual multi-state group private practice. Melissa also coaches busy professionals on how to prioritize self-care and personal wellness, she consults with mental health professionals and organizations on how to incorporate tech based services in their practices, and serves as an Adjunct Professor where she teaches a graduate course on integrating technology and social work practice at the University of Missouri-St Louis.
Melissa is passionate about self-care, normalizing mental health by increasing access and decreasing barriers for marginalized populations, and is an advocate for community-based education. To date, she has shared her knowledge with platforms such as National Public Radio, Blackdoctor.org, KPLR News Channel 11, the National Association of Social Workers, and various other conferences, podcasts, and trainings. As she wears many hats, Melissa asserts her most rewarding roles are lovingly that of wife and mom of three incredible individuals.
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