Melodie Collins is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She has been in the field 11 years, and in that time has had an electric career. She has sat on the board for LPC licensure at President ELECT, taught at Regis University in the marriage and family programs, run her own practice for 11 years, and ran the PHP teen program at Cedar Springs Hospital. She has a background in trauma informed care and specialties in military families, LBGTQ issues, and sex therapy. Melodie is excited to bring her heart, energy, and compassion to Mountain View Recovery Center and hopes to build a program that is both healing and compassionate. She loves to be outdoors, has a heart for kids, pets, and people, and loves art and music!
I am originally from Chicago where my passion for helping people began. My childhood was spent helping at the nursing home where my mom worked as a nurse. At age 15 with a worker’s permit I started as a kitchen aide for that same nursing home. At 17 I became a certified nursing assistant. At 19 I found the love of recovery and my life forever changed. Addiction runs in my family heavily, so my goal was to work in the drug and alcohol treatment industry and give back what was so freely given to me.
In 2012 I decided to take a chance and move to Arizona where I was able to find my niche which is – helping people recover through empowerment and compassion. I first started as a House Manager, next became Office Manager, then Assistant Housing Director and most recently Director of Client Services coupled with Director of Human Resources. The past seven years have been demanding yet the most rewarding moments in my life. To be able to show up everyday and live your passion is unlike anything I’ve ever felt before.
In 2019, coming full circle - I was given the opportunity to move to Colorado and be a part of something much greater – Mountain View Recovery Center. Here I get to live out my dream in recovery. I believe in positive affirmation, compassion and family camaraderie to recover from addiction. That’s the only thing that has personally worked for me and I am forever grateful.
As a therapist, Mallory feels that she works for you as you are the expert of you. She will help you discover the roots of your issues and help you find solutions that will help you grow, bring you peace, and set you free. She is well-versed in addiction studies, as well as co-occurring disorders. Her goal is to provide you with a safe space to be your authentic self, to connect with your core, honest emotions, and to say whatever you need to say without judgment. Mallory emphasizes an approach that encompasses compassion and understanding as you work together to unlearn, relearn, rebuild, and sometimes begin to build, on your strengths, talents, and courage so you can actualize the potential that has been within you beneath the surface all along. Her treatment focus includes using a variety of techniques and approaches from: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychoanalytic Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.