Melissa Hinkle, LCSW


Ms. Hinkle received her undergraduate degree at The University of Miami of Florida, in  1988. She received her master’s degree from Norfolk State University in 1991.

She has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health care, hospitals, residential care, a detention center, and at Milestones. Ms. Hinkle uses play therapy, art, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, problem solving, social skills therapy, and solution focused therapy, as well as other approaches  to meet the individual needs of each client.

She thoroughly enjoys working with children, teens and young adults, as well as parents. She has a great deal of experience in working with individuals with  developmental disabilities,  Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, behavior disorders, disruptive behavior disorders and Bipolar Disorder.

Ms. Hinkle is a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist and public speaker for Autism Spectrum Disorders, and for topics related to the adolescent brain and behavior.

Ms. Hinkle is also a supervisor in our Licensure Program, overseeing the work of provisionally licensed clinicians.

She is the mother of four,  two of whom  she fostered prior to adoption. When not working Ms. Hinkle enjoys being with her kids, playing with her dog, and shopping.