Melanie McCabe, PhD, completed her doctorate in school psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her master’s in psychology from North Carolina Central University, and her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University.
Melanie has experience with assessment and intervention of children, adolescents, and adults. She has conducted individual and group therapy with children and adolescents. Dr. McCabe works with individuals to identify areas of difficulty and then develop coping strategies to help them be more successful in all areas of life including home, community, and work or school. Her experiences in local schools have given her insight into the struggles children and adolescents face and the interventions that may benefit children and families. Additional interests include the impact of health, chronic illness, and pain on the individual and their loved ones.
Dr. McCabe completed her pre-doctoral internship in Wake County Public Schools. During this time, she worked with exceptional children with learning disabilities, ADHD, emotional and behavioral disorders, autism, and chronic health conditions. She conducted assessments, provided emotional and academic interventions in group and individual settings, consulted with school staff and families, and participated in meetings such as Individual Educational Plan meetings. During her doctoral training, she also received one year of training from Duke University’s Medical Psychology Biofeedback Center focusing on adolescents experiencing trauma, pain, traumatic brain injury, and other health complications. She had one year of training from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in the Exceptional Children Division at the Carolina Institute focusing on policy development and implementation. She was also a doctoral extern in Durham County Public Schools, where she conducted educational assessments and educational, social, emotional, and behavioral interventions in individual and group settings. She held fellowships with the North Carolina Traumatic Brain Injury Registry through the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as well as the Global Education and Development Studies in Portugal. During her master’s training, she completed a one-year practicum at Duke University Medical Center focusing on assessment and intervention of adults and adolescents with relational, social, and behavioral concerns.