Reality Check Fact #1:

Most PSU students “party” less than 2 nights each week.

Fact taken from 2009 NH Higher Education on line Alcohol and Drug Survey at PSU

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Melissa Gretz

Melissa came to PSU as a part-time counselor in September 2011.

Her credentials are:

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor – July 2009
  • MA — Union Institute & University, Montpelier, Vermont
  • BS — Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Certified in EMDR
  • Kripalu Registered Yoga Teacher
  • Certified “Trauma Sensitive Yoga Instructor” from the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

Biographical data:

Melissa was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.  She moved to New Hampshire in 1995.  She has been employed in the travel industry for 27 years.  Desiring to support her community, Melissa returned to school in 2001 to become a counselor.  She was employed as a case manager and clinician at Genesis Behavioral Health from 2006 until 2010.  Melissa’s approach to treatment includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the treatment of trauma, including EMDR.  She has a special interest in meditation and yoga as healing tools.  Melissa’s approach to human health comes from an integrative perspective, combining the aspects of mind, body, and spirit in creating and leading an authentic, purposeful life.

Melissa enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, practicing yoga, reading, golfing, and spending time with and volunteering for animal causes.

 

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