Melicia Tanner grew up in Powdersville, a small suburb of Greenville, South Carolina. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Clemson University (Go Tigers!) and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lipscomb University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Prior to her current role, she provided counseling for clients with serious and persistent mental illness during her time working for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. In her practice, she is guided by the theories of cognitive-behavioral therapy and person-centered therapy. She believes strongly that her role as a therapist is to partner with her clients, advocate for them, and equip them with the tools and techniques to be independent and empowered. She is so excited about the opportunity to provide integrated care in a teaching clinic and believes very strongly in this model.
In her role as Behavioral Health Curriculum Director of the Seneca Family Medicine Residency Program, she is responsible for the development and implementation of the Behavioral Health curriculum, faculty and resident wellness programming, and providing integrated mental health care to the patients of the Center for Family Medicine-Oconee.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Joe, and their dog, reading, serving with her church, baking, and board game nights with friends (her favorites are Codenames and Ticket to Ride!).