Four Circles offers residential substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment for young adults. The facility combines comprehensive clinical services with therapeutic wilderness-based activities designed to motivate major change. Clients are forced to become self-sufficient, and begin to see what they are capable of achieving without the aid of alcohol and/or drugs. While the environment is challenging, it is also nurturing and supportive, providing young adults with the encouragement and guidance they need to change their problematic behaviors and build a solid foundation for lifelong sobriety.
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Melanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor who works as the manager of the base component of Four Circles. Here, she provides an additional clinical dimension that helps her ensure that clients are provided a clinically-based experience. Through her professional experience, including receiving her Doctorate Counselor Education with a concentration in multicultural counseling, Melanie has worked with children, adolescents and adults in the areas of grief and loss, domestic violence, addiction, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma and depression. To help treat all of her clients on an emotional, cognitive and behavioral level, Melanie approaches counseling from a person-centered and existential framework, where she utilizes Gestalt and Dialectical Behavior Therapy techniques. Melanie’s passion for her work is inspired by the transformative power of therapeutic interventions that she has witnessed first hand. She feels privileged to meet with individuals as they confront themselves and begin the journey of becoming who they want to be. She believes deeply in an individual’s ability to create meaning in her or her life through a process of self-acceptance, as well as their overall development of awarenesMore
Heather holds a Masters degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology (with an emphasis in Wilderness Therapy) from Naropa University. She is a licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and Licensed Professional Counselor. Heather has been working with adolescents and families in the wilderness for ten years, and her areas of experience include addictions, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, gender identity issues, oppositional behavior, and conduct disorder with adolescents and young adults. Heather loves working with Four Circles because it allows her to combine her love for the magic of the natural world with her passion for the beauty of the human spirit. She is honored to witness people aspiring to grow and change, and remains a devoted member of the Four Circles team. In her spare time, Heather enjoys rock climbing, backpacking and kayaking.More