Melanie Davis, Ph.D.
Welcome! Dive deep and explore more about my professional experience, academic background and more on the “About” page.
My office is located in Leawood, Kansas, just south of downtown Kansas City. Most of my appointments last 50 minutes, except for first appointments which tend to be longer. This is so I can determine if I am a “good fit” or not by learning about the client’s presenting issues and describing to them the entire counseling process. Some clients seek help for personal difficulties or relationship dynamics, while others want to develop healthy lifestyle “habits,” interpersonal skills or career goals. I work with all ages of development; approximately 60% of my clients are children/adolescents and 40% are adults.
Psychotherapy starts with standard office appointments and may transition to telephone appointments if appropriate. I provide off-site appointments when clinically necessary (such as terminal illness, behavior problems with children or severe social anxiety). In some cases, telephone or telehealth appointments can be very helpful. For example, I work with many adolescents and we often choose to continue a few therapy appointments when they transition to college.