Melissa D. Fockel MSW, LCSW, RPT
A large amount of my practice is devoted to working with people diagnosed with OCD and/or related disorders. I utilize Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure Response Prevention as approaches to treat OCD. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adult women diagnosed with OCD, PANS/PANDAS, Skin Picking, ARFID and Anxiety Disorders. I also specialize working with trauma and utilize EMDR therapy. In addition to these approaches, I am also trained in SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions).
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist. I have experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings with children, adults and families. I have been working with clients diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder for more than 7 years in my practice. I also completed the Pediatric Behavioral Therapy Training Institute and have specialized training in therapeutic approaches with children.
In my practice in Brookfield, Wisconsin I work with people of all races, ethnicities and diverse religious backgrounds.
I have studied cultural competency in clinical practice and enjoy working with diverse populations. Encouraging my clients to educate me about their own background and experience has helped me to develop a better understanding of my client and their needs.