Lydia Melland, LPCA

Lydia’s goal in counseling is to understand each person’s unique story. She strives for a holistic view of each client with the goal of helping them reach their fullest potential. She desires to form a partnership of understanding, mutual respect, and compassion with her clients that affect lasting change.

Lydia is licensed professional counselor associate and holds a Master’s degree from Northwestern University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling under the supervision of Lapde So, LPC. Lydia previously studied at Marquette University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.Lydia M. Headshot 2

Before pursuing her career in counseling, Lydia worked as a marketing coordinator in marketing research for Kantar Group. She helped clients develop advertising campaigns. While attending Marquette University, Lydia was a Research Librarian Assistant, transcribing the works of JRR Tolkien. She ultimately changed directions inspired by a desire to help and speak with people.

Her professional interests include anxiety, depression, life-changing experiences, and issues within the emerging adult population. 


In her free time, Lydia loves baking, cycling, photography, car trips, and is an iced tea aficionado.

 If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with Lydia, please email

Contact Lydia

(203) 614-9190