Melissa Hursh, BS, LADC, CHT

Morning Counselor & Driving With Care Facilitator

Melissa’s professional certifications include DBT, neurolinguistics programming ( NLP), transformational language and hypnotherapy. She chose to pursue an LADC after having been a corrections officer and realizing that the vast majority of offenders are struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues, which are both treatable and manageable illnesses. Her clinical approach consists mostly of client –centered motivational techniques, which include cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT skills and other practical modalities of treatment. Her experience has taught her that when we “meet clients where they are at”, focus on the development of therapeutic relationships while recognizing and promoting strengths, outcomes are far more likely to be positive and relapse risks are significantly lessened.