Melanie D. Davis, MS, LCMHC, is the owner of Planted Healing Mental Health Practice, PLAE Therapy, Child and Adolescent Integrative Practice. She is also co-founder of Continuum Mind + Body Collaborative. Melanie is a highly regarded speaker, educator, wellness advocate, child advocate and psychotherapist.

In addition to being an experienced mental health therapist and presenter, she frequently appears on local media as an expert on children and family issues, cultural topics and transracial adoption related topics.

As a practitioner of holistic psychotherapy, Melanie’s treatment approach places an emphasis on the mind-body relationship and is both experiential and pragmatic. Melanie specializes in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety and trauma, as well as culture-based identity experiences. She works with individuals and families to help them develop deeper connections to themselves and stronger more fulfilling relationships with others, resulting in increased vitality, liveliness and joy. Melanie finds honor in the opportunity to partner with her clients on their journey towards restoration and growth.

Following the completion of her undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Utah, Melanie worked within varying clinical settings before going on to complete her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Phoenix. She has also completed advanced training in Nutritional Psychology through John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA. As well as advanced training and certifications with trauma care, play therapy, expressive arts, cognitive behavioral therapy and DBT. Melanie currently serves on the Utah Association for Play Therapy board.

In addition to her passion for clinical work, Melanie is also an accomplished artist, and is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She loves to spend time with her husband and three children and finds joy in serving her community in various capacities.

Melanie’s creative therapeutic interventions have been published in Attachment Centered Play Therapy, Play Therapy: Proven Strategies for Childhood Disorders.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Melanie Davis has employment relationships with the Utah Association for Play Therapy, PLAE Therapy, Planted Healing, Continuum Mind-Body Collaborative, The Black Clinicians, and Happy Brain Foods. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Melanie Davis is a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors and the American Mental Health Counselors Association.