Mel Langston, PhD, LPC, NCC, CADC III, NCAC II

100 39th St., Suite 206, Astoria, OR 




PhD, Psychology, 2011

Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ

  • Specialization: Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine
  • Dissertation: Stress Effects on Physical Health of Mothers of Sexually Abused Children
MA, Human Development and Psychological Counseling, 1995

Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

  • Dual concentration in Addiction and Marriage/Family with specialization in sexual abuse and sex offender counseling
  • Thesis: The Effects of Teaching Adaptive Defense Mechanisms to Non-Offending Spouses in Incestuous Family Systems
BS, Psychology, 1992

Portland State University, Portland, OR




Oregon Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) #C1701

State of Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists


National Certified Counselor (NCC) #43950

National Board for Certified Counselors


Oregon Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor III (CADC III) # 03-03-55 

Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon


National Certified Addiction Counselor II (NCAC II) #013993

The NAADAC Certification Commission                                                                                     


Areas of Expertise


  • Mental Health Treatment
  • Abuse and Trauma Therapies
  • Addictions Treatment
  • Marriage, Family, and Parenting Counseling
  • Anger Management and Domestic Violence Treatment
  • Mindfulness Therapies
  • Health Psychology 
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Grief and Loss Counseling
  • Crisis intervention and conflict management
  • EAP Provider
  • Trauma and abuse assessment, treatment, and program development
  • Alcohol and drug assessment, treatment, and program development
  • Mental health assessment, treatment, and program development
  • Anger and violence assessment, treatment, and program development
  • Trauma and abuse assessment, treatment, and program development  
  • Criminogenic assessment, criminal conduct treatment, and program development  
  • Counseling, supervision, and counselor training   

Professional Experience


Mel Langton Professional Services, Inc.

5 N. Hwy 101, #349

Warrenton, OR 97146

July 1, 2007 – Present

·         Private Practice, providing mental health, trauma, addiction, and domestic violence counseling   

·         Criminal Violence, Substance Abuse, Mental health and other evaluations as requested by attorneys and courts

·         Parent Custody Evaluations in Clatsop County, Columbia County, and Tillamook County (2007 to 2015)

·         Parent Coordinator and Level III Parenting Time Supervision in Clatsop County (2007 to 2015)

·         EAP Provider since 2013

·         Staff and agency trainings and conference presentations


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Langton Professional Services, Inc.

Pier 39, 100 39th Street, Suite 203

Astoria, OR

March 2007 – June 30, 2010

·        Evaluations: DUII, MIP, Non-DUII Alcohol and Drug, Criminal Violence, Mental Health, Parent Custody, and Guardianship for Courts (10), Attorneys, DHS, and upon individual request in Clatsop County, Columbia County, and Tillamook County

·         Probation Monitor for Clatsop and Columbia Counties

·         Coordinator for Clatsop County Victim Impact Panel

·         Training and Consultation


Astoria Pointe/Rosebriar

263 West Exchange Street

Astoria, OR 97103

June, 2014 – December, 2015

Clinical Director

Mental Health and Trauma Therapist


Free by the Sea at Sunset View Freedom Center

25517 Park Avenue

Ocean Park, WA 98640

September, 2013 – July, 2014

(Services provided through contract with Mel Langston Professional Services Inc.)

Clinical Director

Mental Health and Trauma Therapist


KLEAN Treatment Center

211 Pioneer Road West

Long Beach, WA 98631

February, 2013 – September, 2013

Clinical Director

Mental Health and Trauma Therapist



Lutheran Community Services NW

3107 Grand Avenue

Astoria, OR 97103

September, 2011 – July, 2013

·         Community Manager

·         Therapist  

·         Community Classes and Presentations


De Paul Treatment Centers

Portland, OR

March 2000 – July 2007

·         Director of Adult Services (October/2006 – July/2007)

·         Director of Quality Improvement and Women’s Services (December/2005 – September/2006)

·         Program Manager, Women’s Residential Program (July/2000 – November/2005)   

·         Counselor, Men’s Residential Program (March/2000 – June/2000)


The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center

Portland, OR

August 1995 – July 1999

  • Director of Rehabilitation Services (April/1998 – July/1999)
  • Counseling Coordinator (July/1997-April/1998)
  • Intake Counselor (August/1995-August/1997)

Private Practice

Portland, OR and Tillamook, OR

January 1996 – August 1997

  • Counselor

Overflow House

Portland, OR

March, 1997 – December 1997

  • Director   

Sexual Abuse Intervention Services

Morganton, NC

January 1994 – February 1995

  • Therapist   

Clatsop County Women’s Resource Center

Astoria, OR

September 1992 – March 1993

  • Crisis Counselor (Volunteer)

Trainings and Workshops Presented: National and Regional  


International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC)

Regional Training Seminar, February 10, 2016
Cannon Beach, OR
“The Intricacies of Trauma”


LFLAC Training, Clatsop County Courthouse, July 13, 2012

Astoria, OR

“Parent Education Primer for Legal Advocates”


Child Abuse Prevention Awareness, Holiday Inn, April 10, 2012

Astoria, OR

“Adverse Childhood Experiences”


LFLAC Training, Guy Boyington Building, December 11, 2009

Astoria, OR

“Anatomy of a Custody Evaluation”


Clatsop CASA Program, September 1, 2009

10 Sixth Street, Astoria, OR

“Evaluation and Testing”


Treatment Services NW – NE Office, July 16, 2008

Portland, OR

“Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)”   


Clackamas Women’s Services, May 10, 2006

Milwaukie, OR

“Addictions Treatment: Recognizing Effects and Associated Problems in Addiction and Effective Intervention”


NASW Conference, May 5, 2006

Portland, OR

“Creating Gender-Specific Programs that Address Addictions & Trauma Utilizing Evidence-Based Practice”


SPIRIT Training, April 3, 2006

Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, OR

“Drug Effects on the Body”


St. James Lutheran Church, January 22, 2006

Portland, OR

“Addicts and Treatment” (Part of a community series on addictions)


River Rock Treatment Center, June 2005

Portland, OR

“Skills and Strategies of Dialectical Behavior Therapy”


Northwest Institute of Addiction Studies, 30th Annual Summer Conference, July 2004

Portland, OR

“An Integrated Approach to Trauma and Recovery Using MI, DBT, and Prolonged Exposure Therapy”


Alcohol and Drug Problems Association of North America (ADPA), Women, Trauma, and Addictions Conference, Buffalo, NY, September 2003

“An Integrated Approach to Trauma and Recovery Using Stages of Change, Motivational Interviewing, and DBT”


Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR, April, 2003“Introduction to Skills and Strategies of Dialectical Behavior Therapy”


Trainings Presented at Astoria Pointe/Rosebriar


Introductory DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)


Trainings Presented at Free by the Sea


Introductory and Advanced DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

Cultural Competence


Trainings Presented at KLEAN Treatment Center


Confidentiality, HIPPA, and Boundaries



Training and Workshops Presented at De Paul Treatment Centers 


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), May 2015 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), January 2014 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), September 2001 – 2008  

Introduction and Advanced DBT Trainings to all De Paul staff

Dual Diagnosis Treatment, 2005 – 2007

Diagnosis, Treatment, and Crisis Intervention with Dually Diagnosed Clients

Trauma, PTSD, and Treatment, December 2003 – 2007

Staff training in assessment, therapeutic interventions, and trauma-informed chemical dependency treatment for clients with trauma histories

Psychopharmacology Training, Spring 2006

“Psychopharmacology of Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse”

LOCUS Assessment, December 2005

Training in assessment for level of care utilization system for psychiatric and addiction services

Other professional staff trainings at De Paul Treatment Centers, 2000-2007
Confidentiality, Ethics, Boundaries, Evaluation & Assessment, Documentation, Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change, Crisis Intervention, De-escalation, Process Addictions   




Proquest, 2011

Dissertation: Stress Effects on Physical Health of Mothers of Sexually Abused Children


Women in Therapy, Winter/Spring, 2000

“Helping Mothers in Incestuous Families: An Empathetic Approach”

"The only journey is the one within."
Rainer Maria Rilke