Melissa Douglass

LCSW of Goal Driven Counseling

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Melissa Douglass is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Founder & Clinical Director of Goal Driven Counseling, one of the first Black-owned, virtual mental health counseling practices in the U.S. Her work and passion meet at the intersection of modern tech utilization and trauma-informed wellness strategies as she serves as a consultant to other mental health professionals and a professional development trainer on Trauma-Informed Systems of Care.

Melissa values impactful change and enjoys partnering with clinicians and organizations to guide actionable, solution-focused, strategies that center equitable approaches through a person-centered lens. Melissa is also equally invested in the development of future social workers as an Adjunct Professor teaching graduate courses on Integrating Technology and Social Work Practice and Human Diversity.

To date, Melissa has shared mental health and tech related knowledge on platforms nationwide such as National Public Radio,, KPLR News Channel 11, the National Association of Social Workers Conference as the Plenary speaker, and various other conferences, organizations, and universities. Melissa asserts her most rewarding roles are lovingly that of wife and mom of three incredible individuals