Melissa Marcellino, LCMHC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor,

Phone: 802.922.6518;

Hannah’s House is pleased to announce that Melissa has recently been hired by Washington County Mental Health to provide counseling services for Harwood Union Junior High and High School.  Although no longer accepting clients in the Hannah’s House offices, Melissa will continue her connection with us by serving on the Education Committee. Hannah’s House is thrilled for Melissa and Harwood. She brings to her new post seven years of therapy experience, and ten years of mental health experience. Her work has been focused on providing treatment and support to adults, adolescents, families, and groups with a variety of emotional challenges and psychosocial stressors. She has worked in community mental health agencies, residential settings, schools, and homes across Franklin, Grand Isle, and Chittenden Counties, and is excited to bring her knowledge and experience to Washington County. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Michael’s college in 2005, received a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from University of Vermont in 2008, and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She has completed intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and her work is strongly informed by Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Treatment.

Melissa’s experience as an outpatient therapist for Northwestern Counseling & Support Services included providing individual, group, and family psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. She participated in a weekly DBT Consultation group, facilitated an adult DBT group and as a Family Support Worker and Respite Residential Worker, provided intensive family-based services to families in their homes and in the community, provided children and adolescents in crisis with support and skills training on an as-needed basis, in both short-term and long-term residential placements. In addition to specializing in adolescent and family therapy, Melissa has a strong proclivity for group education. While serviing as a Mental Health Counselor- Intern, she ran classroom discussions/lessons about stress management, teamwork, & communication at two K-8 schools. and led skills-based DBT psychotherapy and expressive therapy groups for adolescents and adults with maladaptive coping skills, including disordered eating, self-harm, and substance abuse.


• New England Institute of Addiction Studies Summer School, 2012

• Integrating Solution Focused Therapy into Your Clinical Work, 2011

• 8-Day Comprehensive Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, 2010

• Working With Returning Veterans & Families, 2009

• Attachment, Regulation, & Competency (ARC) Trainings, 2008-2009