Master's Level Therapist
Melissa Tucker is our newest employee, providing therapy to our patients at High Point Clinic. We are so blessed to have her accept this important position to supply our patients with compassion and an empathetic ear and heart. Prior to her education received as a counselor, Melissa worked as an LPN, graduating from nursing school in 2012. She worked as a nurse while attending ETSU working towards higher education, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Human Service and Family Studies from ETSU in 2016. She completed a Master's of Arts in Mental Counseling in 2019.
"I'm so excited to be working at High Point Clinic! I've always had a passion for working with those who are often overlooked and judged by society. I have a history of working with those who are in the many phases of substance use disorder. Throughout my time working within this realm I've realized a couple things: every patient is unique with an individual set of circumstances they are working through and every patient deserves to be heard, respected, and given the opportunity to work towards being the best version of themselves. I guess that's where I come in! To be bale to help people struggling with substance use disorders and mental health issues seek treatment and return to happy, productive lives is an awesome responsibility; a responsibility that I'm grateful to have the opportunity for.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my partner and our two Boston Terriers, Dexter & Darcy - when the weather is nice, we love being out and about, taking advantage of all of the natural resources that our area has to offer. We also love watching live music and going to see comedians. I'm also a new cross-stitcher and recently found a love for listening to true-crime podcasts. I'm a cold weather person through and through and actually wish the months of October through December were on repeat all year long. :) Halloween and Christmas are my favorite holidays; I've tried to pick a favorite, but I can't.
Lastly, I'll share my favorite quote. I think of it often and it highly influences how I interact and go through my life on a daily basis.
"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou