Melissa Caldwell-Engle, MS, LPC
Melissa Caldwell Engle is a co-founder and co-owner of Healing Springs Ranch, LLC (HSR). She is a Licensed Professional Counselor
(LPC) and a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) and has over 30 years of experience treating trauma and addictions. Prior to her involvement
with HSR, Mrs. Caldwell Engle was the Executive Director at the Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma for 24 years. While in this position, she clinically managed three inpatient programs directed by Colin A. Ross M.D., where she was involved in the development, implementation and integration of Trauma Model Therapy (TMT) and the Trauma Model Therapy Certification Program.
Mrs. Caldwell Engle is also a co-founder of the Trauma Recovery Associates (TRA). TRA was originally created in response to the 2002
Catholic Church’s “sex abuse scandal” but has since expanded its outreach efforts. TRA currently focuses on the education and
development of organizational leaders and human service providers, teaching on the approaches needed to effectively respond to the
impact of childhood trauma on individuals and on society. Their goal is to extend their original services to include support for all survivors
of trauma and the communities affected by trauma.
With her extensive years of experience in the behavioral health arena and her specialization in trauma, Mrs. Caldwell Engle created the
Integrated Addiction Model which is used at Healing Springs Ranch today. This truly integrated approach addresses all addictive patterns
and underlying co-occurring mental health diagnoses. In addition to her administrative role at Healing Springs Ranch, Mrs. Caldwell Engle also has an active role in the treatment program and family intensives. She teaches a weekly didactic and experiential group. She is involved in case consultation, program development, program management, marketing, clinical supervision, and training.
Mrs. Caldwell Engle still maintains her private practice of 20 years while speaking globally on the effects of trauma, addiction and
comorbidity. Her unique speaking approach of combining theory with specific treatment techniques, while emphasizing experiential/
expressive treatment modalities, creates connection and allows for a deepened understanding of the presented topic. Her humor and
incorporation of case examples, create a highly entertaining presentation style that makes her a recognized and sought after
Melissa is married to a firefighter/paramedic and together they have 4 children. She loves to travel and experience different cultures.