Melodie Simmons, MS, LPC, CEDS-S, ACHE (she/her/hers) is licensed in Arizona as a Professional Counselor, registered supervisor on the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist – Supervisor, and an American College of Healthcare Executives member.
Melodie began her career in 2008 as an intensive in-home therapist serving the marginalized, minority, Medicaid communities in rural Mississippi and Tennessee. After obtaining her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Mississippi College in 2010, Melodie witnessed the disparities between therapy and medication management and continued her education at Vanderbilt University in an advancing standing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program.
During her time in Nashville, TN, she was recruited by a SAG-AFTRA model and talent agency. This left minimal opportunity for studies and opened up the world of feeding and eating disorders; academics were put on pause. After several years of runway and high fashion work, Melodie sought the need for a focus on the treatment of Feeding and Eating Disorders, for people to explore core beliefs -both societal ED and the ED voice.
After modeling professionally, Melodie moved from Tennessee to Arizona where she noticed the need for more BIPOC therapists in Eating Disorders; her previous Director roles limited her ability to provide counseling services. This realization led to the development of RevealED.
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