Melanie Carlson, LCSW

(She, Her)
Preferred Name: Melanie

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Melanie is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who prioritizes neurophysiological and neuropsychological approaches in her practice. She provides short-term counseling and longer-term psychotherapy to adolescents and adults in her Indianapolis-based mental health practice. Melanie specializes in addressing trauma of all kinds, depression and anxiety, issues of identity, and supporting recovery from chronic pain and syndromes. Melanie believes that everyone has an innate capacity to heal and thrive.

Education & Experience

Master of Social Work (MSW), Indiana University Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW), IN Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) Master of Liberal Arts, Master of Public Affairs, Indiana University Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Purdue University

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), Somatic Experiencing International

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Group
  • Seniors


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • UnitedHealth