Melissa Raatz, MSW, LICSW
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Melissa Raatz, MSW, LICSW, CHt, Certified Accelerated Resolution Therapist, Certified Trauma Specialist.
I am passionate, trained, and skilled in helping children, pre-teens, teens, and adults who are challenged with ADHD, adoption challenges, anxiety, depression, divorce, high functioning autism, high sensitivity (HSP), learning difficulties, selective mutism, and trauma.
My personal journey through adoption, abuse, raising a child with mental health concerns, raising a child with ADHD, high sensitivity (HSP), anxiety, learning about Natural Mental Health, divorce, and remarriage have become the gifts I share though therapy. I was a School Social Worker for 25 years before going back to school to become a Clinical Psychotherapist and I enjoy working with children, pre-teens, teens, and adults. I believe the keys essential to reaching any goal depend on believing in ourselves and knowing that someone also believes in us. My experience has been in working with emotional dis-regulation, anxiety, depression, selective mutism, trauma, oppositional behaviors, personality disorders, high functioning autism, family change, loss and grief, parenting skills, adoption issues, & trauma. I am trained and/or certified in a wide variety of areas. Accelerated Resolution Therapy (Certified Basic/Advanced/Enhanced), EMDR Trained, Cognitive Behavior Therapy(CBT), Play Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Sand Tray, Mindfulness, Coaching, Breathwork, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Emotional Regulation, Family Systems, Highly Sensitive Persons training, Natural Mental Health, and NeuroLinguistic Programming.
Know Thyself Healing and Therapy is centrally located in Minnetonka, just off of Hopkins Crossroads on Wayzata Blvd.
Also available is LGSW, Rebecca Tveten who works with domestic abuse, First Responders, trauma, and sex trafficking victims.
Specialties & Clinical Interests
- Adoption & Fostering
- Divorce & Separation
- Family Conflict
- Grief & Loss
- Highly Sensitive Persons
- Law Enforcement/First Responders
- Mental Health Professionals
- Natural Mental Health
- Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
- Phobias & Fears
- School Performance
- Sexual Abuse
- Sleep Disorders
- Spiritual Awakening
- Stress/Stress Management
- Suicide Loss
- Trauma & Ptsd
- Women's Issues
- Accelerated Resolution Therapy And Highly Sensitive Persons
- Client-Centered Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Play Therapy & Sandtray
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
- Trauma-Informed Therapy
- People With Disabilities
- Single Parents
- Trauma Survivors
Faith Based Specialties
- Alternative Spirituality