Melissa Thurmond

Melissa Thurmond, CAC


Melissa is a Certified Addiction Counselor and a Certified Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor, who has worked in a variety of treatment settings. With over ten years’ experience in the field of addictions services, she is committed to empowering clients and helping them learn effective communication skills. At Mountainside, she motivates our Detox clients to develop healthy life habits and positive behavior skills. She uses Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy as tools to help clients recognize their strengths. She helps to resolve problems in crisis situations and is certified in Seeking Safety Trauma Training. In her spare time, Melissa loves spending time with her family, traveling and live concerts.