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Melissa Engle MA LPC, CCTP

Licensing & Certifications:

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

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.


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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Area of Focus:

Melissa Engle, a licensed professional mental health counselor since 2005, brings over two decades of experience in behavioral health. She specializes in counseling for teens and adults and holds certifications as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a Master-Certified Accelerated Resolution Therapist. Based in Michigan, Melissa offers counseling services both in-person and online, with a focus on trauma-related issues like PTSD and moral injury. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Counseling, she also provides clinical supervision for new counselors. Melissa is recognized for her expertise in PTSD, posttraumatic growth, and veterans’ issues, often speaking at conferences and appearing in media. Beyond her professional pursuits, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, engaging in activities like kickboxing, backpacking, and competitive shooting. Drawing from her own experience as a trauma survivor, she believes in the possibility of recovery and is dedicated to supporting others on their healing journey.

Carolina Osorio utilizes a number of therapeutic approaches, including:

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

Trauma-Informed Therapy: How It Works & Why It’s Important

Trauma-informed therapy is not a specific modality, rather it is a set of guiding principles that recognizes that trauma has significant effects on people and is often under-recognized and under-reported.

December 12, 2020