COUNSELING. CONSULTING. CONNECTING.
Welcome to the Melanated Space, a therapeutic environment devoted to helping Black and Brown folx reclaim their time and their identities. With an emphasis on centering the needs of ethnic minorities, we know that a part of thriving and healing is taking up space and unapologetically being our authentic selves. We offer a space that is culturally sensitive and affirming as we collaborate to discover whatever is holding you back.
The Melanated Space was created by Whitley Grant to highlight the mental health and substance misuse issues facing communities of color. Oftentimes practices can lack the cultural competence to provide communities of color with the type of professional mental health support that they need to succeed. Ethically, Whitley works with clients of all backgrounds. However, it is Whitley's desire to provide professional support to clients of color who may be uncertain about therapy. Whether you have been to therapy or this is your first time, schedule a consult to see if my services are the right fit for you.
Whitley is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, and Certified Clinical Supervisor Intern. Whitley earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina Central University. Since earning her degree in 2014, Whitley has gained experience in working with adolescents and adults. She has practiced in a plethora of settings including in office, community, and college based. In addition she focuses from an intersectional lens and considers herself an intersectional therapist. Intersectionality is to view the multiple forms of oppression that people who hold one or more marginalized identities face. Clients will often present with imposter syndrome, self esteem concerns and racial trauma which is directly impacted by the oppression that they face.
Substance Use Concerns
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor #11565
Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist #21039
Certified Clinical Supervisor - Intern #21039
Featured Speaking Engagements:
Black History Month Speaker
Intersectionality of Mental Health, Racism, and IPV in the BIPOC College Community
Raleigh Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and Mu Omicron chapter
Toxic vs. Healthy Relationships: Facilitator
My Mental Health Matters: Center Wellness as a college student
Say Yes Guilford
Reimagined Women Leading Through Hard Times: Reimagining Rest: Learning to Cultivate Well-Being
NC ACE Women’s Network
STRENGTHEN THE BODY. EMPOWER THE MIND. TRANSFORM THE SOUL.
LET'S CREATE A SPACE FOR HOLISTIC HEALING
According to the "American Counseling Association", Professional Counselors help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems that cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and promote behavior change and optimal mental health.
Start Your Healing Journey
Set up a consultation to see which service is appropriate to meet your
needs and I if am an appropriate fit.
A Happy, Healthier You
Individual therapy is a great place to process any past trauma that maybe currently affecting you. I often take a Solution Focused/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach to working with my clients. Either way we can work together to find what a happier, mentally healthier you looks like.
I take a blended theoretical approach to working with supervisees. I am currently accepting new supervisees with are pursuing their LCAS or CSAC.
Trainings and Events
Looking for Expertise
Through my consultation services, I can evaluate the needs of you or your company through a mental health lens. In addition mental health consultation in the form of policy or procedure review. This service will include personalized workshops and/or training for your business/group. Examples of trainings include self esteem building, exploring anxiety and depression in communities of color, combating stigma, racial trauma and building coping skills. All trainings will be constructed within a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion framework.