Experienced. Licensed. Teacher. Supportive. Author.
Masters in Psychology from the New School for Social Research in New York City, 1983. Post masters Specialist degree Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Spaulding University, Louisville, KY, 1986.
Practicing Marriage and Family Therapist since 1983.
Managed a mental health center satellite office in New Albany, Indiana for 15 years. Additionally, provided supervision for Masters and Doctoral level Marriage and Family Therapists from local colleges.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Kentucky and clinical member, The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Family therapy training group member with the late Dr. Carl Whitaker, one of the founders of family systems therapy, Southern Ohio Family Institute,1988-1993
Past Life Regression Therapy Training with Brian Weiss, April 1998
Authored "Total Wellness" "How To Live A Peaceful and Harmonious Life" as a handbook to teach skills for living our best life
How to Purchase a Book:
Contact me to pick a copy up for $14.95 + .90 tax= $15.85 or
mail a check for $20.00 which will cover $4.15 shipping cost to you.
Mail check to:
1911 Buttonwood Road,
Louisville, KY 40222
"How To Live a Peaceful and Harmonious Life"
Life can be happy, healthy, harmonious and peaceful... and it should be. Everyday life can often be more challenging than it needs to be."Total Wellness" " How to Live a Peaceful and Harmonious Life", a unique self-help book, offers a holistic model for growth.
This book leads you step by step on your journey toward individual and interpersonal growth. It offers mastery of yourself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. It combines Eastern and Western medicine, psychology, and religion. It demonstrates how to create happiness and peace individually and in the world. The book is a hologram. Each chapter is holistic in its approach to healing and as you consecutively apply the chapters you are led into a final state of peace.
You will learn how to master feelings which includes depression, anger and fear, master negative and anxious thoughts while replacing them with positive ones and learn how to follow your spiritual purpose. You will learn how to identify the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual causes of depression. You will learn how to cope with stress and overcome loss and grief. You will learn how to eliminate anxiety, worry and panic attacks.
You will learn how to create positive relationships, facilitate communication and resolve conflict with good communication skills. You can heal old wounds and release anger. You will gain skills for parenting young children and adolescents.
And finally, you will learn how to create, happiness and peace in your life.
""This book is filled with wisdom and common sense. Anyone interested in improving the quality of their spiritual, mental and physical health will benefit from the practical, clear and concise blueprint for wellness. The direction on expanding our own inner peace to influence the conflicts the World is experiencing is both courageous and timely. Highly Recommended!" Jean E. Weaver, MS, LPCC, Dayton, Ohio
"A wonderful and very readable manual for life, which is packed full of useful insights for health and wholeness. A book to be read and reread and shared with everyone you care about. The section on Peace is not only timely but also full of the awesome truth about prayer." Marilyn Stoner, LCSW Louisville, Kentucky
"Total Wellness is a step by step guide for those who seek healing and wholeness. Filled with practical suggestions, it provides a lucid pathway to holistic growth. It is thoughtful and insightful, and combines a unique wisdom with compassion and faith. I will gladly recommend this to my patients!" Gary S. Weinstein, M.D., Director, Center For Integrative Health
"This is a very fine text, well written and easily understood. Melanie does an outstanding job of putting into words many of the issues in therapy (and in life in general). As a psychiatrist, most these theories and recommendations are well known to me, but I have never had the opportunity to see this all put into writing; much less in such an organized and readable format. I would like to have every person I see in therapy use this text as a supplement. I also feel everyone could benefit from Melanie's very well founded and informative approach." Nancy Carroll, MD, Psychiatrist, Perrysburg, OH
"Melanie has succinctly synthesized traditional and alternative approaches to health and healing in a most positive, meaningful way. The book is a recipe for healthy living and a way of contributing positively to the Planet. As such, it can serve as a guide for therapists when evaluating total client needs. Clear, step-by-step directions for solving common human problems, make it easily usable for clients. A valuable handbook, indeed!" Joy Anderson LCSW, Mental Health practitioner for 30+ years, Jeffersonville, Indiana.
"In this world of minute specialization, it is refreshing to read a book that addresses human health from a holistic standpoint, while giving in depth focus to individual areas. Melanie Albin's Total Wellness is an invaluable addition to the library of the professional therapist, as well as to the individual who is interested in personal development." Paul Diamond, Ph.D., Cincinnati, Ohio.
"Melanie Albin has pulled together vital information for creating and maintaining mental health. It is difficult to find a self-help book that includes all the dimensions of a healthy life: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and interpersonal. She also deals with the topic of spiritual health in a way that should be meaningful to people of different faiths and beliefs. I would recommend this to anyone seeking total health and wellness. A great book for therapists to recommend to clients." Jeanie King, LCSW Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center, Louisville, Kentucky
If the recommendations in this book are followed, we will have a lot less patient visits! The power that made the body can heal the body if we can just give it the opportunity to do so. I will recommend this book to all my patients!"
Dr. Rich Gardner, D.C. Chiropractor, Sunnyvale, California
Dear Melanie, Your book is a treasured gift with directional clues to joyful paths within. These teaching lead to spiritual gifts that are centered in love and define fulfillment.
How to Order My Book
You can order a copy of my book by contacting me to pick a copy up for $14.95 + .90 tax or by mailing a check $20.00 which will cover the $4.15 shipping cost to you. Mail your check to:
1911 Buttonwood Road
Louisville, KY 40222