Melanie Johnson - MS



Brené Brown said that “vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” To be vulnerable, one needs to feel safe. My main goal when working with people is to make sure my clients find comfort in vulnerability. Through this vulnerability, the work is done.

I work to provide a safe, empathetic environment where you will feel empowered to create change. I believe that regardless of diagnosis, it is important to meet you where you are and be in communication about goals and needs. This is why my main focus is to build a strong therapeutic relationship. The feelings of trust and safety are top priorities for me, and I try to ensure that each client feels comfortable with me no matter what they bring in. I believe the therapeutic process necessitates a non-biased, positive environment to feel comfortable to learn and grow. I work to ensure that the therapeutic space is sensitive and inclusive to everyone.


I am a recent graduate from Chestnut Hill College with a Master’s degree in clinical and counseling psychology. I’ve been at Harle Counseling for a year and a half as an intern, and was recently onboarded as a full time clinician upon graduation. I am currently working toward becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. A large portion of my experience is in working with teens and young adults. I also have experience working with clients with LGBTQIA+ specific issues, children, and older adults presenting with a variety of diagnoses including anxiety and depression.