Melany Grout

about me

Hello, I'm Melany (she/her). I graduated from Seattle University with a master’s in psychology following 12 years as a human rights attorney. Across my career, a guiding compass has been an interest in supporting others to meet fundamental rights or needs. 


I have experience in a variety of contexts, including: providing crisis intervention and emotional support on a crisis line; engaging families and children navigating child welfare issues; supporting clients who have experienced emotional or physical trauma and are seeking social support and legal protections on that basis; and serving as a clinician and case manager for clients seeking support related to anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, depression, chronic pain, psychotic conditions, and other types of distress.

  • Master of Arts, Psychology, Seattle University, 2021

  • Juris Doctor, University of Virginia, 2007

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Washington, 2002