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Teresa Melton

Teresa has her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, plus an additional 30 credit hours in Clinical Mental Health. She is a Certified Life Coach and has been working in her own private practice in Family and Mental Health for 6 years.  In addition, Teresa is a Certified Nutrigenomics Provider, meaning she can conduct genetic testing to determine the propensity for mental and other health disorders, and recommend natural or nutritional treatments and other lifestyle changes to reduce the negative potentials of genetic mutations.  She has had particular success in helping clients overcome chronic depression, generalized anxiety, manic-depressive disorder, ADD, ADHD, SAD (Seasonal Affect Disorder) and OCD by looking at and treating the genetic components involved. 

Teresa has worked in the counseling field for 20+ years in many arenas – school counseling, court systems, high risk youth, domestic abuse, in-patient and out-patient mental health, in-home comprehensive child and family therapy, crisis intervention, disaster response, grief therapy, aging and dying, etc.  Teresa’s favorite expertise lies in working with individuals and with couples struggling with marital, sexual or parental issues.  She also has enjoyed using pet therapy to help traumatized children open up, and has a trained therapy dog named Tango (a border collie now retired) who worked along her side for many years.  She has a new puppy named Teddy (half German shepherd and half Great Pyrenees) who she is thinking of training for therapy as well. 

Teresa loves everything nature and country living.  When she isn’t counseling or life coaching, you will find her in the garden, taking walks with her dogs, or working on the construction of her tiny cabin and her goal of a self-sustaining lifestyle.   Her highest values are a life centered in the love of Yahweh, obedience to Him, and helping others to clean out dysfunctions in order to be better prepared for our Savior’s return.  Teresa has two adult children and five vivacious, also nature-loving grandkids.

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Liane de Souza


A native of Brazil, Liane de Souza has been a faculty at Southern Adventist University’s School of Education and Psychology since 2003. Liane also worked full-time at the Counseling and Testing Services where she coordinated counseling services to Sothern’s students.  

Liane de Souza holds a Ph.D. in General Education Psychology from Walden University and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health and Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Adventist University. In addition, she holds a BA degree in languages, double majoring in Portuguese and English, a BS in Education, majoring in Elementary and Secondary Teaching, a BS in Education, double majoring in School Supervision and Administration, and an AS in Nursing.

Liane is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Supervisor (LPCC-S), a National Certified Counselor (NBCC), and Professional Life Coaching (LC). Liane is a certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) provider. In addition, she has several certifications in crisis management, emergency services, children and school crisis, and substance abuse crisis. Her specialties include stress management, coping skills, self-esteem problems, anger management, depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, couples and family conflicts, emotional and behavioral problems.

Liane enjoys helping people as a therapist and a professor by using her knowledge of human behavior to promote mind development and transformation of lives. She seeks to see Jesus in every creature and treats all as we would like to be treated.

Liane loves to spend time with her family – her husband, three grown up children, and four grandsons. Her hobbies include listening to music, reading, and travelling. When in Brazil, she travelled to most states and lived in three of them. Likewise, in USA, she visited several states and lived in three.