melinda Swan

Melinda graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and is currently completing Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University

ABOUT Melinda


Counseling Experience

Melinda comes to ANLCC with over 12 years of mental health work experience, having been trained in a range of therapeutic processes including Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has worked with children and adults, ranging from age 7 to 87, with an array of mental health diagnoses and life stressors. She currently works for Cascadia Health as a Skills Trainer and Qualified Mental Health Associate. 

Counseling Approach

I believe the most effective therapeutic relationships are built faith, trust, authenticity, freedom, and positive outcomes. As a counseling intern, one of my greatest joys is helping others heal by meeting them where they are on life's journey and walking with them to where they want to be. I believe that clients are their own best resource when it comes to treatment and know themselves better than anyone. I see therapy as a joint venture where our knowledge and skills are combined to create solutions and resolve barriers to living your best life.

I am excited to be a part of A New Life Christian Counseling, where I can incorporate my faith into the counseling process when working with believers. I believe God should be in every part of our lives and the foundation of the counseling process.


Melinda provides telehealth and in-person services at our Wilsonville location.