Melanie Squire

Professional Background

Melanie Squire is a retired trauma therapist who specialized in treating PTSD, addiction, depression, and anxiety. Her educational journey includes earning both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Social Work from the University of Utah, solidifying her commitment to making a difference in the lives of those affected by trauma.

Melanie’s dedication to sharing her knowledge is evident in her pursuit of continuous learning. She has undergone advanced training in a range of evidence-based therapies, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), TFCBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy), MBB (Mind-Body Bridging), and PE (Prolonged Exposure) for trauma treatment. This comprehensive knowledge equips her to provide practical solutions to individuals grappling with the most challenging psychological issues.

As a public speaker, Melanie Squire shines in the art of engaging diverse audiences. Her expertise spans various areas, focusing on trauma, couples therapy, and addiction. Melanie’s unique ability to connect with her listeners and convey complex concepts in a relatable manner has earned her a reputation as an exceptional speaker.

One of Melanie’s areas of impact is in education. She has worked with numerous departments and teams across the state, ranging from hospitals and fire departments to police stations, sheriff associations, unions, and universities. Her training and seminars are designed to empower these organizations with the tools they need to enhance the mental well-being of their members.

Her notable certifications and experiences underscore Melanie’s dedication to her work. She completed her Prolonged Exposure training at the University of Pennsylvania, where she partnered with General Burton to honor Gold Star Families, demonstrating her commitment to supporting military families and veterans. She has also served as a trauma therapist in the psychiatric military unit at Salt Lake Behavioral Health Hospital. She holds a CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) Social and Behavioral Research Certification, a testament to her ethical and research-driven approach to her field.

Furthermore, Melanie’s work extends to high-stress and critical situations, including military units, SWAT teams, hostage incidents, first responders, and emergency crews. She has played a vital role in debriefing teams following harrowing incidents, such as airplane and helicopter crashes and avalanche rescues. She has collaborated with emergency ski patrol teams during some of Utah’s most challenging disasters.

Beyond her clinical endeavors, Melanie collaborates with executives, corporations, employees, and departments nationally. Her speaking engagements are transformative, offering insights that bolster leadership, inspire positive change, and promote the well-being of individuals and organizations. Melanie Squire is not just a speaker but a catalyst for change, using her wealth of knowledge and experience to create a brighter future for those she touches through her work.