Melody Pruitt LPC-Associate
Supervised by Kathleen Mills, LPC-S, CEAP

A Word From Melody

Working With Associates

Spiritual. Hopeful. Positive.

My name is Melody Pruitt and, like a lot of other therapists, I became a counselor because I like helping people. With your permission I'd like to tell you about what it is that keeps me in the game and gets me out of bed every morning. What drives me with a special focus towards helping someone just like you. Then, maybe, we can help each other.

My Drivers

I'm a local girl, born and raised in the Carrollton area. I have one sister and my folks both still live here. Did the college thing, earned a masters and got my counseling license. Found a supervisor, started working on my associate hours and things looked rosey.

Then I got sick.

I was bed-ridden for the better part of three years. In bed, all day, three years. I lost everything and had to move back home so my folks could care for me. We saw every doctor and every type of doctor you can think of, and I was eventually diagnosed with Behçet’s Disease but no one could ease the excruciating pain shooting through my body or tell me how I had acquired this disease.

It got so bad even the 4-5 Percocet pills I was taking every day didn't make a dent in the pain. I lost all but one friend (thank you, MK!). My agony eventually alienated both my parents and my sister because it was impossible to be around me and it took its toll on everyone.

Since the doctors couldn't tell me how I had obtained Behçet’s Disease nor could they do much to relieve the symptoms, much less cure me, I was left to my own abilities to uncover the truth. I spent any pain-free time online researching symptoms and any lead I came across to no avail, until one day I happened across a Facebook Group for Behçet’s Disease. I already had a name for what I had and knew the symptoms intimately, but finally someone was proposing a possible reason as to why I had it in the first place and it turned out to be a specific vaccine I had taken when I was 18.

I had taken that vaccine when I was 18 and not only was one of the major side effects of Behçet’s Disease, but an average 10 year time delay post-vaccine before symptoms appeared was common. That was me!! Now I knew what I had and why. All that remained was how to fix me.

My Spiritual Armor

My faith in my Savior has always been strong but three years of the misery I went through made it almost bullet-proof. I prayed, I prayed a lot, and I got better. I can't tell you why. I didn't change my routine, didn't change my diet. Didn't see any more doctors, didn't start some new pill regimen. Nothing changed, but my symptoms subsided to the point that I want to believe it's gone.

Maybe it's a full-scale remission and it'll come back some day, maybe the Lord I still pray to everday healed me. I choose to believe the latter but either way, I'm not bed-ridden anymore and I'm back to work with a renewed and special focus; to help people with vaccine related injuries.

Sound Familiar?

If that's you or you have a related problem then I can offer you the following: an open mind and a willing pair of ears, a loving heart that understands the pain you're going through, and a Christian approach to all of this if that's of any comfort to you. I can help you work the puzzle.

Just remember this....whatever your issue is, you're not the first and that means someone, like me, has already walked the path to discovery and recovery. All you may need is a little help navigating the route and I'd like to try if you're game.

Not Accepting Clients

Melody will be accepting clients beginning on April 2nd of 2024!

Years In Practice

3

Populations Served

Adults (18-50)

Treatments Offered

  • Boundaries
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Sports Performance & Enhancement
  • Work-Life/Balance

Formal Education

Bachelors in Psychology, California Riverside

Masters of Science in Psychology with Specialty in Sports Psychology, Capella

Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Capella

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

 

When Melody is Available

Tuesday’s: 4pm-7pm
Fridays (2nd & 4th): 2pm-7pm
Fridays (All others): 4pm-7pm
Saturdays: 8am-12pm

In-Person or Virtual

Fee Schedule

Self-Pay: Office Visits, $85 (50 minutes)
Self-Pay: Virtual Visits, $105 (50 minutes)

Accepts Insurance: Under Supervision with Kathleen Mills, LPC-S: ($225 1st Appt/$175 2nd+)

  • Aetna Insurance
  • Cigna Insurance

Accepts Many EAP Products Under Supervision with Kathleen Mills, LPC-S

Recommended Books

The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel A. van der Kolk

Recommended Videos

Schedule An Appointment

Melody Pruitt sees clients at Life Tree Counseling on the 2nd & 4th Fridays of every month from 2PM-7PM. All other Fridays she is available between 4PM and 7PM. If you need a weekend appointment she is available each Saturday from 8AM-12PM, and she is also available Tuesdays from 4PM-7PM. She'll see clients either virtually or in-person.

All of her appts are scheduled by contacting her directly at 972-234-6634 x105. If she doesn't pick up that means she's in session with another client. Please leave your name, a contact phone# that you check frequently, and how she can best serve you and she will call back within just a couple of hours to take care of you.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to your appointment to sign additional forms and/or, if you did not have chance to fill out the Life Tree Intake Packet. Just grab the clipboard at the window, complete the intake packet and I will be with you shortly.

Life Tree accepts cash, check, HSA cards, and all other major credit cards for these services.

Cancellation Policy

Our business is run on a finite number of business hours scheduled. We recognize that things sometime happen and you may need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. If so, please call at least 24 hrs in advance (no emails, please) and give us an opportunity to help someone else in that time slot.

Failure to cancel (24 hrs in advance) or show up for your scheduled session will constitute permission to bill you for the time you scheduled.