MELISSA SWARTZ, AADC, ALDS, LPC

FOUNDER, CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Melissa Swartz has been in been in the mental health field since 1993 with her experience including inpatient care, serving homeless veterans, treating individuals suffering from addiction and travelling the state of West Virginia providing vocational rehabilitation services to injured workers.

In 2003, Ms. Swartz began learning how to change the way her brain processed stress through Emotional Brain Training. After making progress in her personal training, she returned to graduate school earning a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling in 2009 from Liberty University. Her supervised, post-graduate experiences involved providing suicide prevention training with the Department of Army and therapy services in public health and residential settings. Ms. Swartz became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2011. She has gained over 2,000 hours of personal and professional training in Emotional Brain Training. Ms. Swartz is licensed to supervise provisionally licensed professional counselors and is an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Additionally, training in targeted amino acids and neurofeedback has been completed. Ms. Swartz has been integrating the use of these tools into her practice over the past 3 years.

In early 2012, Ms. Swartz started a private practice in Shepherdstown, WV. She then expanded to her current location in Kearneysville, WV in late 2014 and formed The Renovo Center LLC. late 2015 as an integrative mental health counseling and training center. She believes in integrative mental health and has built relationships with collaborating providers locally and regionally such as primary care, experts in the treatment of Lyme, nutrition, education, recovery community, faith community, acupuncture, massage and more.

In her free time, she enjoys the challenges of practicing “good enough” parenting of her three young children with her husband and trials and triumphs of organic gardening and raising free-range chickens.

Ms. Swartz serves clients of all ages and is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, PEIA and Unicare.