Melissa Fockel, LCSW
Narrative of Services:
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin. I was trained as a clinical therapist during my graduate clinical practicum at Rogers Memorial Hospital in 2005. I have been working as a Clinical Social Worker providing therapy to children, adolescents and adults since that time. I began working with children with OCD approximately three years ago. I recently completed the Pediatric BTTI and completed my supervision. I also am a part of the online consultation group through ADAA for OCD and related disorders. I have ongoing 1:1 supervision through Rogers Memorial Hospital.
Facilities accessible by clients of all mobility levels: Yes
My practice focuses on treating anxiety, OCD and trauma. At this time, approximately 30-40% of my child and adolescent clients have an OCD/Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The number of OCD and anxiety clients I work with has continued to grow as I am expanding my practice in this area. I also have been working with clients with phobias and skin picking. I have treated numerous clients with GAD since working at Rogers Hospital.
I work in two different locations. My practice in Cedarburg, Wisconsin is with mainly Caucasian children, adults and families. However, I also work with African American families at this clinic. I also work with a number of different people with different spiritual beliefs such as Orthodox Jewish, Christian, Catholic and Mormon. My practice in Milwaukee is partially Caucasian, Puerto Rican and African American.
I have taken continuing education courses over the years that have addressed cultural competency and work with diverse populations. My work as a foster care case manager in Chicago, Illinois provided exposure and education to many different ethic, cultural and faith backgrounds. I have also learned from clients over the years about their customs and traditions which has been extremely valuable knowledge in my practice and how I sensitively approach clients. Often my greatest learning in this area has been simply to ask my clients about these issues and topics.