Staff

Our clinical staff includes:

Screen Shot 2015-07-28 at 9.37.03 AMDave Melnick, LICSW (Program Director)—802-951-0450 (ext. 1042)

Please call Dave for referrals or questions.

Dave is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Director of Outpatient Services. For the past 30 years, Dave has worked with children, adolescents and families in a variety of settings including: outpatient, residential treatment, and schools. In addition to providing direct clinical work, Dave consults with and trains professionals and caregivers throughout Vermont, as well as in New York and British Columbia. His areas of expertise include developmental trauma, family therapy, adolescence, and attachment. Dave is trained in EMDR, DDP (Dr. Hughes’ attachment model), and a variety of family systems modalities. Dave is a graduate of UC Berkeley, and is an adjunct instructor at the University of Vermont. The ChildTrauma Academy acknowledges that Dave has completed NMT Training Certification through the Phase II level.NMT

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-07-28 at 9.37.09 AMTina Bleau, MA (Licensed Psychologist—Masters)—802-951-0450 (ext. 1043)

Tina is a Licensed Psychologist-Masters, specializing in the assessment and treatment of developmental trauma, adoption, and attachment issues. For over 20 years, Tina has provided consultation, supervision, and training to caregivers and professionals in childcare settings, mental health, post-permanency service agencies, and schools. Tina is recognized as a leading voice in building trauma and adoption-informed systems for children and families. She also provides psychological assessment services throughout the state. Tina is trained in EMDR, DDP (Dr. Hughes’ attachment model), and a variety of family systems modalities. The ChildTrauma Academy acknowledges that Tina has completed NMT Training Certification through the Phase II level. She is a graduate of St. Michael’s college.NMT

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-07-28 at 9.37.19 AMMichael Piche, LCMHC (Program Clinician)—802-951-0450 (ext. 1033)

Michael is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who provides family based treatment to children and adolescents, in addition to couples and individual therapy with adults. He has worked in intensive residential treatment, community based wraparound, and out-patient mental health. Michael is enrolled in the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy certification program and is integrating somatic interventions into family based treatment. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a body based talk therapy used to resolve the impact of trauma and developmental adversity. Michael also specializes in the assessment and treatment of families, as well as in developmental trauma, attachment, and adoption issues. He has completed NMT Training Certification through the Phase I level and provides evaluative and training services throughout the state. Michael is a graduate of Antioch University of New England.

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-07-28 at 9.37.24 AMKate Houston, LCMHC (Program Clinician)—802-951-0450 (ext. 1032)

Kate is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), and a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families for over ten years in a variety of settings including schools, community programs, intensive mental health treatment programs, and most recently through outpatient clinical work. She has training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and EMDR. Kate specializes in the assessment and treatment of developmental trauma, family work (including adoption and attachment), individual therapy, group work and LGBTQ issues with a specific focus on transgender issues. Kate also provides assessment and training services throughout the state. The ChildTrauma Academy acknowledges that Kate has completed NMT Training Certification through the Phase I level.

 

 

 

kaitlinKaitlin Zura, M.A. (Rostered Psychotherapist) – 802-951-0450 (etx. 1104)

Kaitlin is a rostered psychotherapist with the state of Vermont, currently working towards licensure under the supervision of Dave Melnick, LICSW and Tina Bleau, MA.  She is a graduate of Saint Michael’s College psychology department. For the past 8 years, Kaitlin has worked serving individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism in a variety of settings while providing case management, in-home and community support, and crisis response.  Kaitlin is trained in Therapeutic Options crisis intervention and emergency behavior support curriculum. Additionally, Kaitlin has worked in the school system providing individual and group therapeutic support to middle school children with various social-emotional challenges.  She provided psychological assessment services as well as teaching a Social Thinking curriculum. Kaitlin is currently providing assessment, evaluation and psychoeducational evaluations to a number of local public schools.  She has currently embarked on an 18 month training in Child Parent Psychotherapy.

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda Camper, (Administrative Support) – 802-951-0450 (ext. 1101)

Amanda joined the Family Center staff in 2018 as the part time office manager, and her wide ranging tasks include supporting all administrative and receptionist duties.  Additionally, Amanda is specially trained to score a variety of standardized measures for both psychoeducational and trauma evaluations.

Phone: (802) 951-0450
Fax: (802) 652-2008
3000 Williston Rd.  Suite #2
South Burlington, Vermont 05403