Melissa (Missy) Lile, a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner, and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor knew her future career would be in mental health care since 6th grade, as she was inspired by a middle school counselor. Missy is motivated to help patients with mental health and/or substance use disorders achieve their fullest potential in an uplifting, non-judgmental setting, an approach shaped by valuable lessons learned from years of diverse experiences. Her patient care philosophy is realistic and motivational, tailored to meet each patient’s needs, focusing on immediate concerns and transitioning to long-term growth.
Graduating from Doane College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Missy has a diverse professional background, including working with major mental health issues, addiction concerns, research, and child welfare. One of her passions, working with teens, emerged from her work with juvenile probation, highlighting her adaptability and dedication to new challenges. Growing up with a deaf mother, Missy is a fluent ASL communicator and an approved provider for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Missy promotes inclusive care and loves working with a diverse cultural population.
Missy balances her professional dedication with hobbies like crafting and dance, influencing her therapeutic approach by encouraging clients to explore their creativity. As a mother and wife, she genuinely understands the impact of mental health on families. She offers counseling for adolescents, adults, and families, focusing on building purpose, connectivity, and having a meaningful existential experience. Missy also actively participates in community advocacy groups through booster clubs, reflecting her belief in the importance of strength in a community.
Missy stays keen on the latest developments in mental health through continuing education and collaboration with other developed professionals, emphasizing providing the best care possible in addressing emotional and mental health as it relates to overall wellness. Working in an integrated care environment, she ensures the ease of getting comprehensive care, making the journey to “Next Level You” a collaborative and successful experience.