Ms. Melinda Hawley

EMDR Certified Therapist

Education & Experience

LCSW in private practice at Awareness to Wellness Counseling, Athens GA (since 2006) at Athens Mind Body Center. Directed a college counseling center for 9 years, worked at Mind Body Institute at Athens Regional Medical Center for 8 years. Currently part time faculty in Gordon State College's human services program. Have been a university and college faculty member in two academic disciplines (including social work, psychology [abnormal psychology, social psychology, introduction to psychology], human services for more than 20 years.

Specialty Area

  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealth

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