Dr. Melanie Bison holds a PhD and a MS in Addiction Psychology. She has been in the helping profession for over 28 years and has certifications/licenses in many different specialties including domestic violence, trauma, pathological gambling, sexual offender treatment, dual diagnoses (mental health, addiction), and crisis intervention. Throughout the years she has done numerous community events including radio/tv such as being featured on the Bethenny talk show. She has worked in urban/tribal/non/for profit sectors providing consulting, therapeutic interventions, diversity/sensitivity trainings, team building, strategic planning, company development/structuring/best practices systematization, corporate restructuring/transitioning/closure planning, and cultural/gender fluidity responsive programming integration. Dr. Bison has been recognized throughout the years for her continued humanitarian efforts and was awarded the 2018 Top Behavioral Healthcare Administrator with the International Association of HealthCare Professionals.