CARMEL, IN, April 19, 2022 — Dr. Meleeka Clary has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. Clary has excelled as a respected clinical psychologist with HMWP Psychology Counseling in Carmel since 2020. Specializing in treating mentally challenged patients, she strives to teach them how to communicate effectively. By creating a safe, therapeutic space where they feel nurtured, these individuals feel more comfortable expressing themselves without judgment.
As part of her responsibilities, Dr. Clary also teaches her patients various tools and strategies so that they can learn to help themselves, lessening their load and despair. When she is not busy with a patient, she often collaborates with other psychotherapists and psychologists regarding their various mental health challenges, which range from anxiety, depression, and grief to anger, trauma, and self-destructive mood behaviors. She also dedicates her time to writing and reviewing notes, diagnosing patients, and setting up future appointments.
A former educator, Dr. Clary taught at Ivy Tech Institute, Lincoln Tech Career Institute and Premier Education Group. She also worked as a counselor for Meaningful Days Services in Indianapolis, Inn Transition Shelter in Peabody, Massachusetts and Hilderbrand Shelter in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Among other roles, Dr. Clary was recruited as a paralegal for William/Rangulong Law Office in Malden, Massachusetts.
Besides her contributions to the education, mental health, and legal fields, Dr. Clary has found success for many years in the arts and entertainment industry. A talented actress, director and writer, she worked for such companies as Dynasty Inc. and Next Entertainment. She also appeared in numerous television series, including “Greenleaf,” “Nashville” and “The Resident.” Likewise, Dr. Clary wrote, directed, and acted in her own film, “Three Corners of Deception,” in 2018, which is the story of a college law professor who falls in love with an attorney during a Las Vegas Memorial Day weekend.
Giving back to her community, Dr. Clary has been active as a volunteer advocate for the Fuller Carter Hospital for the Mentally Ill and Third Phase Inc., a shelter for women and children. She also served as a mentor for Wipeout Drug Abuse for Teens. To further enhance her career in mental health care, Dr. Clary is a member of the American Psychological Association.
Born in Boston, Dr. Clary began taking tap, ballet, and jazz classes at Vicki’s School of Dancing and Acting at the age of eight. She also began acting in middle school, starring as Harriet Tubman in the school play when she was 13, and modeling a young teen’s line of clothing for Dominique Fashion Design in Somerville, Massachusetts. Dr. Clary has notably been the recipient of a multitude of awards at international film festivals for her work in the arts and entertainment industry, and she was noted a finalist and semi-finalist at several other film festivals in the U.S. and abroad.
Dr. Clary earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in criminal justice at Curry College in 2000 and 2004, respectively. She then obtained a paralegal certificate at Northeastern University in 2005. After raising her children and caring for her ailing mother, she was accepted to law school and completed one year of study at Concord Law School between 2007 and 2008. Continuing her studies, Dr. Clary eventually graduated from Walden University with a Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology in 2021.