Melissa Richter is a licensed clinical social worker providing individual, family and group therapy to adolescents and young adults. Her areas of expertise include the treatment of substance abuse, adjustment disorders, and mood disorders. Her special focus is the treatment of individuals ages sixteen to twenty-six, who struggle with co-occurring disorders, and who are facing family challenges, legal issues and school-related problems. She also provides Substance Abuse Evaluations and Chemical Dependency Interventions. Her approach includes motivational interviewing, and cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral and psychodynamic interventions. Melissa also offers educational lectures throughout the community and at local high schools.