About Melinda Autumn Stonecliffe

I have been thru many incarnations during this lifetime.  I truly understand addiction for it is a beast I have known and hated, befriended and eventually released.  And since 2005, my heart has found joy in guiding others in this work, helping them along this sober path. I am endlessly intruiged and inspired by my clients. I see each one as a spiritual warrior on an intense trajectory to becoming their most authentic self- what an honor it is to meet you here!

Refuge Recovery and Rational Recovery, as well as some serious rockstar leaders from the AA world, guide my personal practice and my work with others.  You may see me at a Mindfulness 12 step group downtown, at the yoga studio, in the mediation group or out on the trail.  Building a healthy community is a key component to success and a big part of my joy.

I will never ask you to do anything I would not be willing to do in my own life. And the beauty of coaching is that I will be walking this path beside you, as a sober companion and a motivational mentor.  Working with me means working with someone who understands the nature of this work because I am doing my own every day. What’s more, I love it.  Life is so sweet on the other side of this darkness!  And you know what?  After a while, it even gets easy.  I’d love to guide you through the chaotic beginnings to this place of calm and ease.  Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?  Ready to level-up with me? Letting go of what’s slowly killing you so you can truly LIVE- it will change everything.  I am living proof.

“The great work before us is to learn to understand what around in about us and what with in us must live, and what must die. Our work is to apprehend the timing of both; to allow what must die to die, and what must live to live.”

Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D. ‘Women Who Run With the Wolves’

Past Collaborators & Employees:

University of Utah Auxiliary Faculty

Sequoia Counseling

Highland Springs Specialty Clinic

Forensics Unit (VBH)

Jail Diversion Outreach Team (VBH)

Starlight Agency, LLC

Hillside Rehabilitation Center

Center for Human Potential


Master of Social Work
– University Of Utah

Bachelor of Behavioral Science & Health
– University Of Utah

Certified Massage Therapist
– Utah College of Massage Therapy


International Social Work Certificate
DV & Seeking Safety certified