Melissa Parsley – Counselor, Williamson, WV

JOB TITLE:  Counselor

LOCATION:  Williamson, WV

EDUCATION:  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Masters of Education in Mental Health Counseling

CERTIFICATION:  National Certified Counselor

JOB DUTIES:  My job duties include managing a caseload of clients who are diagnosed with opioid use disorder. This includes intake, administering adult diagnostic assessments, collaborating with clients to create an individualized service plan, providing individual counseling on a bi-weekly basis and group counseling as needed.

WHY I DO THIS:  I enjoy doing what I do because it is my service to the community. I am a firm believer that we should all serve in some capacity. And to be able to help others in a service-oriented manner such as counseling is the way that I can help improve the community in which my children are growing up. I also appreciate the process of change and being a part of those moments in a client’s life.

WORKING AT SOUTHERN WV PRIMARY CARE SPECIALISTS:  I enjoy working at Southern WV Primary Care Specialists due to the pace of the environment. Client care is priority number one. And as the counselor, I have the ability to direct care for the client as needed. Also, my co-workers have become like a family to me and we are all very supportive of each other, both professionally and personally.

WHAT I ENJOY OUTSIDE OF WORK:  I enjoy quality time with my family. I enjoy spending time with my children, gardening and fishing. I also enjoy participating in my children’s school related functions and extracurricular activities.