“ Melissa Grove, a licensed professional counselor, is the executive director of Legacy Counseling Center, the southwest's largest provider of mental health, substance abuse and other special care issues for persons challenged with HIV and AIDS. ”
Melissa Grove, MS, LPC, has served as executive director of Legacy Counseling Center since 1999. Previously she had developed Legacy's Founders Cottage, a seven-bedroom home facility designed for terminally ill AIDS patients. A licensed therapist, Grove served as the Gero-Psychiatric Director for ADAPT of Texas, managing a 60 bed in-patient facility. Other experience include working with Schizophrenia, emotionally disturbed children, Mescalero Indians with alcohol issues, terminally ill elderly, and has done research on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, computerized DSM and attachment theory. She has been honored as Grand Marshall of the Alan Ross Freedom parade and her organization has received the Outstanding HIV/AIDS Organizational Achievement award.