Melanie Hiler, LPCC-S, is a licensed professional clinical counselor in Kentucky who also supervises licensed professional clinical associates toward licensure.
Mrs. Hiler completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology and English from Texas Christian University and her master’s degree in Community Counseling from The University of Oklahoma. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings including community mental health agencies, college settings, and with programs providing therapy in homes and schools. She provides therapy to children (ages 6 and up), adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
Ms. Hiler sees therapy as a collaborative process between therapist and patient, where they face the patient’s issues together, based on a relationship of mutual trust, respect, and compassion. She uses several counseling techniques and adapts her methods based on each patient’s input and needs. These techniques may include, but are not limited to strengths-based methods, solution focused approaches, expressive therapy techniques (including the use of art and music), and cognitive behavioral therapy. She treats an assortment of issues, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, ADHD, social skills, challenges associated with autism, anger management, trauma, and substance abuse. Additionally, she enjoys working with individuals identifying within the LGBTQ+ community.
In her spare time, Mrs. Hiler enjoys hanging out with friends and family (including her hyper puppy/child Sirius), spending time outdoors, doing arts and crafts, playing video games, and writing fiction.