Melissa Holmes Goodmon
Founder & Executive Director
Melissa believes that the successful transition into a sober and productive lifestyle is the key ingredient to lasting sobriety. This period of change, when a person begins to rebuild their lives following an addiction, is often a difficult and overwhelming experience for many. Sorting through a multitude of stressful situations including family, financial, employment, academic, health or legal issues can prove to be a heavy burden for the woman who is still learning new methods to cope with stress. Melissa works to ensure that the clients at Casa Capri Recovery do not have to carry that burden alone. Her goal is to provide them the resources and guidance they need to make it through this crucial transition and plant their feet firmly on the road to recovery in a safe community.
Melissa personally understands the wreckage that an addiction can cause and is a living example of how to successfully work through that wreckage to build a happy and productive life. Holding a degree in Psychology she earned a license to as a drug and alcohol counselor, LAADC. Professionally, she has specialized in this area since 2006, beginning her career as Academic Director at one of the area’s top treatment centers. In this capacity, Melissa was able to personally assist clients looking to reclaim their academic goals and, ultimately, get their professional lives back on track. She was added to the marketing team as national outreach representative and admissions counselor and brought vast business opportunity and developed strong relationships nationwide.
In 2012, Melissa Co-Found Casa Capri Recovery. Since inception, Casa Capri has quickly become nationally recognized as leaders in women’s addiction treatment.
Melissa was asked to be on the board of The Keep Climbing Project, non-profit aimed at helping children and teens who’ve lost a parent or guardian during combat. The project offers a therapeutic wilderness adventure lead by expert trauma therapist and expedition guides to experientially process grief and loss. Her organizational skills and large contact base make her invaluable to the board.
Melissa believes that recovery is more than just abstinence from drugs and alcohol. She emphasizes the importance learning to “stand on your own two feet,” and feels that the best way to achieve your goals is by finding where your passion lies. Melissa has organized a team of leading experts in the field of addiction that specialize in trauma, DBT, art therapy, relapse prevention, mindfulness, nutrition, to name a few, with credentials ranging from IMFT, LMFT, PsyD, CAADC and LAADC. At Casa Capri Recovery, Melissa and the amazing staff work to help clients discover their passion and begin building a healthy and manageable life around it.