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Clinical Staff

Melissa Caldwell Engle

Clinical Director, MS, LPC, ATR

Mrs. Caldwell Engle is part of the wonderful staff at Healing Springs Ranch LLC. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Registered Art Therapist (A.T.R.) She has over 25 years of experience treating trauma and addictions. She has been the Executive Clinical Director at the Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma for 20 years. While in this position, Mrs. Caldwell Engle clinically managed three inpatient programs directed by Colin A. Ross M.D. where she was involved in the development, and implementation of the Trauma Model and its integration into the programs’ treatment milieu. She was actively involved in the development of the “Trauma Model Certification” process and co-presented with Dr. Ross. In addition to this administrative role, Mrs. Caldwell Engle also maintained her clinical skills by leading groups and providing individual therapy on the units.

Mrs. Caldwell Engle is also a co-founder of the Trauma Recovery Associates (TRA 2002) which was originally created in response to the Catholic Church’s “sex abuse scandal” in 2002. TRA has since grown with its focus being to educate and foster the development of organizational leaders, human service providers, and trauma survivors themselves to respond more effectively to the impact of childhood trauma on individuals and on society.

Mrs. Caldwell Engle has also worked in private practice for 14 years. She has worked with all behavioral health diagnoses including Depression, Dual-Diagnoses, Anxiety, Bi-Polar, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Eating Disorders, OCD, Dissociative Disorders and ALL addictive patterns and diagnoses both on the individual and group level.

She is an internationally recognized speaker on the effects of trauma, addiction and the comorbid client. Mrs Caldwell Engle has a unique way of combining theory with specific treatment techniques emphasizing experiential/expressive treatment modalities. With this combination it allows her to reach a broad range of clinicians and participants. Her humor and case examples create a highly entertaining presentation style that makes her a recognized and sought after speaker.

It is through her extensive years of experience in the behavioral health arena and her expertise in treating all trauma related psychiatric and addictive diagnoses that she is able to offer a truly integrated approach to our Healing Springs Clinical Programming.

Paula Heller Garland

Clinical Consultant, MS, LCDC

Paula Heller Garland has been an addiction professional since 1993. Her work as a clinician has included counseling and administration in a myriad of settings and populations: residential, in-prison, outpatient, with women, those with HIV, and criminal justice.

As immediate past president of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP) Paula’s main focus has been on advocacy, growing membership that includes more students and interns, and bridging the gap between prevention, treatment and recovery.

She is a Senior Lecturer at The University of North Texas in the Department of Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation where she values the opportunity to mentor our future counselors. At UNT Paula serves as the Coordinator of the Addiction Program, Clinical Advisor of the Collegiate Recovery Program and Faculty Sponsor to students in Eagle Peer Recovery Organization.

Paula enjoys conducting workshops for other helping professionals, traveling, writing and spending time with her teenage son.