Melissa has been working in the field of addictions and mental health since 2015 and has gained experience in both inpatient and outpatient programs working with children, adolescents, and adults within the school system as well as several treatment programs. She holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Felician University. In recognition for her academic achievements, she was elected and inducted into the Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society. Currently, she’s in the final phases towards obtaining her Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) licensures and is currently endorsed as a School Counselor in the state of New Jersey.

Melissa believes that the ultimate goal of therapy is to alleviate pain and suffering, and that everyone has the capacity for growth and change. By developing a caring, compassionate, and trusting relationship with her clients, it becomes possible for her clients to focus on their strengths and to gain insight and clarity about their relationships, problems and personal patterns.

As Adjunct Professor at Felician University she has taught History and Systems of Psychology to undergraduate students and empowered them to reach their academic goals. In her spare time, she volunteers with a nonprofit animal rescue organization and is also currently working with the I-CAdRe Autism Center conducting research in the field of Autism at Felician University.

12-Step Recovery Focus

12-Step
Recovery Focus

12-step programs are the path to maintaining long-term, meaningful sobriety.

Consistent Communication

Consistent Communication

Clients and families are kept informed of all treatment components from initial contact to discharge.

Evidence-Based Treatment

Evidence-Based Treatment

Our therapeutic approach is grounded in the most reliable clinical practices for substance abuse recovery.

Multiple Treatment Modalities

Multiple Treatment Modalities

Our program integrates numerous treatment modalities from yoga and meditation to individual and group services.

Highly-Trained Clinical Staff

Highly-Trained Clinical Staff

Our staff is carefully selected not only for their skills and experience but for their passion in helping others, as well.

Post-Treatment Services

Post-Treatment Services

Our case management and aftercare services will make all necessary referrals for sober housing and treatment when completing our program.

Holistic Approach

Holistic Approach

Our integrated treatment model addresses the spiritual, physical and mental components of addiction.

Long-Term Support

Long-Term Support

We ensure every client has a long-term plan for ongoing recovery and a sober network in place before they discharge.

Mind, Body, Spirit Focus

Mind, Body, Spirit Focus

The spiritual, physical and mental components of our treatment promote a healthy mind, body and spirit.

Personalized Plan of Care

Personalized Plan of Care

Each treatment plan is individualized to meet the unique needs of each client.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

BlueCrest has an on-staff psychiatrist, psychiatric APN and licensed clinical team to assist those with a dual diagnosis.

Solution-Oriented Programs

Solution-Oriented Programs

Our focus at BlueCrest is on solutions to addiction and mental health challenges, not living in the problem.

You guys care, you really do. This isn’t just a machine.

I feel like I’ve found somebody that was long lost and I’m still finding that person, and it’s a journey that I’m welcoming. I’ve gotten my life back and I’ve gotten my soul back.

Jason

The longest I stayed sober before I came here?

I think I had 54 days once. Now I have a year. I can't believe it.

Sean

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