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Melissa Gallagher, LCADC, LCSW, CCS – Executive Director

Executive Director

🧑 In Person, 📹 Telehealth


Melissa is a licensed clinical social worker, licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor, and certified clinical supervisor. Melissa graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree from New York University, where she discovered her passion for psychology for human development. Motivated to make a difference in people’s lives, Melissa went on to pursue her master’s degree in social work and graduated with a MSW in 2018. Melissa started as an intern when Victory Bay first opened its substance use program in 2017 and quickly became a primary therapist specializing in trauma and addictions. As a therapist, Melissa honed her expertise in trauma therapy and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, and NeuroAffective Relational Model. In 2021, she became the Clinical Supervisor at Victory Bay and later that year was promoted to Clinical Director. In her role as Clinical Director, Melissa oversaw Victory Bay’s expansion to include mental health primary programs that now include telehealth, adolescent, and eating disorder tracks. She also spearheaded the development of Victory Bay’s family-intensive weekends, recognizing the importance of involving families in the healing process. As Executive Director, Melissa combines her clinical expertise with her leadership skills to create an empowering environment for both staff and clients and continues to focus on the growth and quality of our programs. 


🏥 Clinical, 🧑‍⚕️ Clinical Supervisor, 🍛 Eating Disorder Program, 💆‍♀️ Mental Health Program, 💉 Substance Use Program
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