Melissa Engle, MA LPC, CCTP

Melissa Engle


Licensed Professional Counselor, State of MI 6401009322 Exp 05/23
IATP-Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, 843081
Advanced A.R.T. practitioner, IS-ART #1681

Areas of Focus:

Trauma, PTSD, Moral Injury/Operational Stress Injuries, Veterans Mental Health, Posttraumatic growth, Corrections and Law Enforcement, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Accelerated Resolution Therapy.


Master of Arts, Counseling, Oakland University, 2004
Doctoral student in Ph.D. in Education, Counseling, pursuing scholarship in Moral Injury and PTSD
Mental Health Specialization, 2006, post-graduate certification
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Wayne State University, 2000

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Professional Background

Melissa Engle has been a licensed professional mental health counselor since 2005. She began her career in behavioral health in 1998 and has extensive experience providing counseling services to teens and adults.

Melissa is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a Master-Certified  Accelerated Resolution Therapist, and is fully licensed in Michigan to provide counseling and clinical supervision. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Counseling and is studying moral injury, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, and PTSD and can provide services in-home, in-office, and online.

Melissa has been providing supervision to new counselors for 12 years and is sought after for her expertise on PTSD, posttraumatic growth, moral injury, and veterans issues. She has presented at local, state, national  & international conferences on PTS  and has appeared on radio and television. 

When she is not working or attending class,  she is spending time with her 2 children, 2 dogs, kickboxing, backpacking, and competitive shooting.  She believes recovery is always possible and even though it may be discouraging to know that trauma changes our brains, she knows that so does recovery. As a trauma survivor, she knows the impact of healing and wants to help you recover.

Learn more about Melissa at her website.

Professional Affiliations

  • International Society of Accelerated Resolution Therapy
  • American Counseling Association
  • Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Region 9 Veteran Community Action Team