Individual, Child and Family Therapy

Congrats on your first step towards healing and growth! The thought of therapy can be overwhelming and empowering at the same time. Life is full of trials and transitions, some by choice and others imposed.

Specialties Client Focus
   Adjustment Disorders    Children (4 - 10)
   ADHD    Pre-Teens (11 - 13)
   Anxiety    Adolescents / Teenagers (14 - 19)
   Behavior Disorders    Adults
   Coping Skills    Individual and Family
   Emotional Disturbance  
   Family Conflict  
   Loss & Grief Treatment Approach
   Parenting    Attachment-based
   Peer Relationships    Cognitive Behavior (CBT)
   Relational Issues    Family Systems
   Self - Esteem    Motivational Interviewing
   Selective Mutism    Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
   Trauma    Object Relational Theory
   Sexual Health Issues    Trauma


Dwight Raatz
Melissa Raatz, LGSW, CHt
Certified Healing Practitioner

Melissa has over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. I have worked in a variety of settings with clients from residential, school social work, school based outpatient and private practice. She has experience treating depression, anxiety, parent relationship problems, reactions to trauma / life stressors, and social / behavioral difficulties, adoption, and abuse. She also works with adult clients who desire to understand their emotional experiences and want to improve their quality of life and relationships. It's important to Melissa to provide her services in a safe and accepting environment.