Meet Dr. Paige
Melinda Paige, Ph.D, LPC, CPCS, NCC is a licensed professional counselor, a certified professional counselor supervisor and a National Certified Counselor who specializes in resilience and trauma.
Dr. Paige earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and an Ed.S in Professional Counseling and has spent the last twenty-five years serving survivors as a trauma-competent clinician.
Dr. Paige is also a clinical mental health counseling professor and subject matter expert for trauma impact and counseling curricula. She is the founder of the Institute for Trauma Competency and developed her Trauma Competent Clinician® model based on her own qualitative research. She is the recipient of the American Counseling Association Professional Development Award, the Chi Sigma Iota International Outstanding Practitioner Award, and the Chi Sigma Iota International Outstanding Faculty Award. Dr. Paige has published and presented nationally on resilience and trauma competency.
Known for her engaging teaching style, Dr. Paige offers both live and online training and consultation to mental health professionals in competency-based trauma mental health, and resilience. Her professional expertise has also made her a sought-after media guest, and she has appeared on NPR affiliates and other national media outlets. She is the Founding Secretary of the International Association for Resilience and Trauma Counseling, a division of the American Counseling Association.