Last modified: April 1, 2021
Quick Facts
  • Expertise:
    Counseling
    Survivorship
  • Certifications:
    Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA)
    Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    Bachelor of Science in Psychology

About Melanie

Melanie Ball was only 14 when she lost her father to a disease she knew nothing about.

Melanie’s father was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 1992. Her experience as a caregiver gives her writing a unique and personal perspective.

She has a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of the Cumberlands and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Phoenix.

Melanie maintains a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) licensure to serve families in southeastern Kentucky and is pursuing full licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).

She is dedicated to writing about her experience with mesothelioma. Her loss sparked a desire to learn about the cancer that claimed her father.

As she approached adulthood, Melanie vowed to use the loss of her father as a means to educate others about the dangers of asbestos exposure and the trials that accompany a mesothelioma diagnosis.

Melanie’s writing helps her to heal from the loss of her father, and she hopes her stories will touch the hearts of others affected by mesothelioma.