Meet Melanie

Melanie Dawn Mckinney
Behavioral Therapist


Melanie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a behavioral therapist at Brightline. 

Melanie lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and enjoys going to the movies, doing puzzles, and playing games with friends and family.

Melanie has practiced as a therapist for the past 20 years. She has worked with individuals, children, and families in private practice, as well as in community agencies and hospital settings. She enjoys offering support to all populations and helping them make a difference in their lives so they can see a better future. 

Melanie takes great pride in being able to form strong therapeutic relationships with her clients. Her specialties include working with individuals and families who may be experiencing challenges in their relationships; behavior concerns due to ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder); anger; anxiety; depression; trauma: and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).

Melanie has a Master’s in Family and Consumer Science from New Mexico State University. 

The Fun Stuff

Random thing about you? I’m the only redhead in my family.

Superpower you’d like to have? Super vision!

Perfect Saturday? Spending the day with my two grandsons at the pool.