Melanie (JaeHee) Chung-Sherman, LCSW-S, LCPAA, PLLC. (she/hers)
has worked in the field of child welfare since 1999 and is the founder and owner of a private practice. She is a Texas Board-certified clinical social worker and supervisor and a licensed child-placing administrator through the State of Texas. She has specialized in the field of child welfare and social justice initiatives ranging from foster care, adoption, mental health, eating disorders, body image, identity-based stress and trauma-inclusive care, and administration. She served as the Region 3 Representative for the NASW-TX State Board of Directors (2019-2022). She is a doctoral student with the University of Alabama’s DSW program specializing in clinical theory and application (Roll Tide!).
Her clinical training includes the Circle of Security® Parenting Professional Trainer™ as well as a Certified Trauma Specialist through The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children®. She trained at the Adult Attachment Interview Institute under Drs. Mary Main, Ph.D., and Erik Hesse, Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. She is a Certified Theraplay® Practitioner through the Theraplay® Institute in Evanston, Illinois, and an EMDR therapist through the EMDRIA Institute. She was an adjunct professor of Social Work at Collin College in Plano, Texas. She has been featured in the Washington Post, Reuters, Donaldson Adoption Institute, Dallas Child, Dear Adoption, and Dan Rather’s rehoming documentary, “Unwanted in America”—and a contributing columnist for Fostering Today and Adoption Today. She speaks locally, state-wide, nationally, and internationally on issues impacting children, women/femme of color, communities of color, QTBIPOC+ identity-based stress and trauma, body diversity, transracial adoptees, and social justice. It is her firm belief that it is never too late to make a difference. Her practice is open to all seeking assistance to positively change their daily lives.
Credentials and Licenses in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Texas #40481
Licensed Clinical Social Worker–Supervisor #40481
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Oklahoma #8371
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Louisiana #17087
Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrator # D03658A
Certified Theraplay® Practitioner
CEDS-Supervisee (Certified Eating Disorder Specialist) under supervision of Melodie Simmons, LPC, CEDS-S through IAEDP
***At this time, she is no longer accepting new clients. However, she is still available for training and speaking engagements. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.***