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Gadsden Office
508 South 5th Street
Gadsden, AL 35901
Phone: (256) 546-3243
Fax: (256) 546-3249
Toll free: (877) 546-3245
Nashville Office
5123 Virginia Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: (615) 371-5222
Fax: (256) 546-3249
Toll free: (877) 546-3245

Melissa Hammel, Vice President & Director of Marketing


Melissa Hammel, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), and a Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Specialist, provides coaching/consulting on an as needed basis, at Eugenias Advisory Group, a financial planning and Registered Investment Advisory firm located in Brentwood, Tennessee, and in Gadsden, AL. The firm specializes in providing Fee-Only® financial planning and asset management for individuals and families. 

As a Certified Financial Planner and Licensed Professional Counselor, Melissa offers clients broad based counseling and coaching. Through her studies and practice as a therapist, Melissa has developed knowledge and understanding of the psychological aspects of money, spending, and communication issues within couples and families. She offers a unique ability to view her work from both a quantitative and qualitative approach.  Melissa has been part of the financial industry for the past 20 years, serving as the managing partner of Hammel Financial Advisory Group, LLC, for the past 12 years.

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Vanderbilt University, and a Masters in Professional Counseling from Argosy University in Nashville. She completed her educational requirements for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation through the College of Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado. Melissa is currently enrolled in the Financial Behaviorist Certification program, studying with Drs. Brad and Ted Klontz.

Melissa served as the co-dean of the NAPFA University School of Communications and Counseling. She currently works with Onsite Workshops, an internationally known organization providing trauma and group therapy, as a contract therapist. She provides community service in the areas of addiction and recovery, as well as alumnae service work at Vanderbilt University, and leads the Healing Money Issues program twice a year.