Melanie Short
Therapist, Interventionist

Since 2008, I’ve worked in the field of mental health and addiction. Throughout this time, I’ve worked with adolescents, individual adults, and families. I am all about empowerment and truly enjoy helping people figure out how to thrive in their lives. Being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker helps me to look at a whole situation from all angles. I tend to have a solution focused approach and will use a variety of strategies depending on the situation or presenting a complaint. Trained in EMDR, I routinely work with individual clients to resolve trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, life transitions or decision making, depression, and anxiety.

Being the daughter of an alcoholic, who got into recovery when I was very young, I have also gravitated toward working with family members who have addicted loved ones.  As a result, I became a Love First Certified Clinical Interventionist. Intervention can be the key to helping people with any self-destructive behavior including drug addiction, alcoholism, compulsive gambling, sex, internet, shopping, or eating disorders. I have a passion for helping families develop a game plan for approaching their loved one and coping with the stresses of an addiction. I help families take action, rather than wait for their loved one’s addiction to get worse.

A little bit about me:

  • If I had to eat one food every day for the rest of my life and my health didn’t matter, then it would be fudgy caramel brownies!
  • If I could have an endless supply of one food, it would be split king crab legs.
  • My favorite karaoke song is “Son of a Preacher Man”.
  • If I had to be an animal, I would be a White Tiger – a unique, fierce, beautiful, big cat, and loves to play in the water.

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