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Melissa Petesch

Melissa PeteschLSCSW

Melissa Petesch is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker who enjoys helping adults and older teens rise above the challenges and barriers preventing them from living a fulfilling values driven life. Melissa is trained in Accelerated Resolutions Therapy which uses bilateral eye movements to treat trauma, anxiety, depression, phobias, grief, and more.  This therapy allows clients to quickly process and reimage past traumas without having to talk through all the details of past events.  For those seeking a more traditional talk therapy Melissa also uses Acceptance and commitment therapy and CBT to help clients overcome barriers to living their best life.  Melissa has over 10 years of experience as a social worker including assisting adoptive families, working with teens and young adults who have been in the foster care system, and working with students and educators in the school setting and behavior management in schools.


Adoption related issues

High stress careers

School related issues


Family adjustments

Parenting Skills

Behavior management

Grief and Loss

First Responders




Insurance Accepted

Aetna Betterhealth (KanCare)

Sunflower/Cenpatico (KanCare)

UHC Community (KanCare)

BCBS of Kansas



ProviDRs Care



Private Pay

Monday: 9am-4:30pm (Concordia or Telehealth)

Tuesday: 9am-2pm (Telehealth)

Wednesday: 9am-2pm (Telehealth)

Thursday: 9am-2pm (Belleville or Telehealth)

Friday: 9am-5pm (Concordia or Telehealth)

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