Melanie Person, Ph.D, LMHC, LCPC

Melanie Person, Ph.D., LMHC, LCPC


Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Area of Focus:

Personality Disorders, Online Counseling, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, Eating Disorders, Addictions


Ph.D, Counselor Education and Counseling, Idaho State University
M.Coun., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Idaho State University
B.S., Sociology, University of Idaho
B.S., Psychology, University of Idaho

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Professional Background

Melanie Person is an assistant professor in the Department of Counselor Education at Gonzaga University.  She has a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and doctorate in Counseling and Counselor Education from Idaho State University. Dr. Person is currently serving as the Program Director for the Master of Counseling program delivered in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada.

Melanie is passionate about teaching and research in the field of counseling and is currently focused on research related to counselor development and professional identity, specifically how technology is impacting the mental health field and service delivery.

In conjunction with her role as an educator, Dr. Person has maintained a private practice for the past ten years wherein she specializes in personality disorders and addictions issues.

Professional Affiliations

Idaho Counseling Association
Idaho Mental Health Counseling Association
Washington Counseling Association 
American Counseling Association
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Association for Specialists in Group Work

Contributor To The Following Publications:

Journal of Creativity in Mental Health
The Family Journal
Journal for Counselor Preparation and Supervision
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision