relational health & friendship expert. author. people builder. thought instigator. encourager. friend.
Dr. Melanie Ross Mills, burgeoning influencer, has earned national acclaim, crowned with the extraordinary gift of connection and encouragement. In title, Dr. Mills is a Life Strategist, Relationship & Friendship Expert, and licensed Temperament Therapist. She's been described as "everyone's heart doctor." Dr. Mills’ expertise naturally elicits formal esteem, but it is the magnetism of “Dr. Mel,” that captivates the hearts of her followers. Her insight and experience, equally paired with humor and authenticity, instigates authentic relational discussions that incite action.
Mills is a regular contributor on ABC Channel 8 WFAA. You will also find her presence on ABC's Good Morning America, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW33, News Nation, and others. Her coveted advice is quoted or featured in publications such as Today, Bloomberg, US News and World Report, Business Insider, Forbes, Time, Cosmopolitan, Reader’s Digest, Self, Women’s Health, Brides, Chicago Tribune, Essence, Bravo, Where, Inside Fitness, Park Cities People, Park Cities News, Good Life Family Magazine, and many more.
Mills stimulates her expansive audience through a purposeful range of platforms: Life Bonds™ iTunes Podcast, authors Life Bonds™ Books (The Friendship Bond, The Identity Bond, and The Couples Bond), and Life Bonds™ Workshops. In addition, Dr. Mel is mutually energized through her social media platforms (@drmelaniermills), public speaking, and creative business partnerships ranging from product launches with companies like Clinique, national marketing campaign with Melting Pot, Bank of America and Zelle. From facilitating as moderator for Lincoln Experience Center event panel discussion to partnering with Andrews Distributing as their wellness contributor and content creator for videos promoting employee wellness - all venues lead to a two-fold objective: impact and inspire.
“Dr. Mel” has been described as FOX News Radio’s “go-to” Relationship Expert. She was the recipient of the 2016 Women of Excellence Award for her dedication to young women and espousing the ideals of women of excellence.
Melanie continues to join the digital space in the creation of the Dr. Melanie Ross Mills channel which offers insight and encourages reflection on life topics worth contemplating through Life Bonds™ Chit Chat's with guests, Quick Chats with life tips, and media segments. This web series offers humor, whit, and wisdom as she uses real life people- their stories and expertise to inspire and ignite our hearts. All while helping us navigate various parts of life relationally. Regardless of the outlet, after spending time with Dr. Mel, the audience has experienced time well spent.
Education & Training:
Dr. Mills holds magna cum laude Master of Arts and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees in Temperament Therapy. She’s certified in Pastoral Clinical Counseling. Mills earned an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Learning and Development (Youth and Community Studies), awarded an Endowed Scholarship Academic Excellence Award, and an Order of Omega Award for the Dean’s list from the University of Texas at Austin.