Dr. Melissa Westendorf is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the psychological assessment of adults and adolescents. She is dedicated to helping clients identify the thoughts, feelings and behaviors associated with their life’s struggles. She helps her clients find reasonable, practical solutions to improve their quality of life, and empowers them to continue making changes after therapy has finished.
Dr. Westendorf has assessed many adolescents and young adults who have faced legal consequences because their technology overuse contributed to their criminal behavior. Her work in the legal system as a forensic psychologist, coupled with her own three children’s growing reliance on technology, motivated her to join forces with Dr. Strohman and co-found the Technology Wellness Center.
- Bachelor of Science degree in clinical psychology from the University of Iowa
- Joint graduate degrees in law (JD) and psychology (Ph.D), from Villanova University School of Law and Drexel University
Dr. Westendorf has served as a Clinical Psychologist with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections since 2000. She has worked as unit psychologist for chronically mentally ill individuals, as a clinical supervisor for an intensive, high-risk sex offender program, and forensic evaluator. In addition, since 2003, her private forensic practice includes performing psychological evaluations for civil and criminal courts. She is recognized as an Expert in forensic psychology in state and federal courts.
She has served on multiple state and national psychological association committees, including the ad-hoc Committee on Legal Issues for the American Psychological Association. Previously, she served as a board member for the Wisconsin Psychology Examining Board which is a board authorized by law to protect Wisconsin citizens through the regulation and licensure of Psychologists and Private School Psychologists in the State of Wisconsin.
In 2013, she founded Technology Wellness Center.