Director & Clinical Supervisor CA LMFT 102308, OK LMFT 1153, NC LMFT lic pending
Melinda Haynes completed a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at California State University, Chico ("Chico State") and a Master of Arts in Psychology at California Southern University ("Cal Southern"). She completed her licensing (internship) hours under the supervision of Dr. Kevin Nieman (Cornerstone Christian Counseling) in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
After launching her professional therapy career as a therapeutic foster care (TFC) therapist, she ventured out into her own Private Practice serving the Tulsa area (including Jenks, Glenpool, Broken Arrow, Bixby and Sand Springs).
When Northern California called her back home, she completed the licensing process for a marriage & family therapist (again!) and relocated her Private Practice to Chico.
In 2018, she founded Family & Children’s Counseling Services, Inc. with a vision to facilitate healing and whole-person well-being through the use of a variety of clinically proven psycho-social interventions. Late 2019 brought business expansion back to the great state of Oklahoma and to the beautiful coastal state of North Carolina.
Melinda has assisted children and families in regards to social, emotional and behavioral concerns, parenting, life transitions and healthy adjustment since 2003. She has been called as an Expert Witness in Supervised Visitation and authored the first online National Supervised Visitation training course for professional providers.
Melinda is proud of her amazing adult children: a son (soon-to-be Chico State graduate), a daughter (University of Central Oklahoma nursing student), and youngest daughter (a 7 year old spunky, spirited art enthusiast). Her family understands the pain and confusion brought about by ambiguous loss (a daughter).
California LMFT license number 102308. Oklahoma LMFT license number 1153. North Carolina LMFT license pending. FCCS is a California LMFT Corporation owned and directed by Melinda Haynes, MA, LMFT. The persons depicted on this site are models. Photos do not represent or guarantee results. Contact for service areas.