Clinical Psychologist and Co-Founder
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 believes that all clients can make dramatic changes in their lives through hard work and dedication to a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Westendorf not only supports her clients through change, but also empowers them to continue making changes after therapy has finished.
In her practice, she has assessed multiple young adults faced with legal consequences for behavior that was driven in part by technology overuse, which began in adolescence. These legal cases prompted her to co-found the Technology Wellness Center with Dr. Strohman in order to provide tools and counseling to parents and children struggling with issues.
Dr. Westendorf graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelors of Science in Clinical Psychology. After graduation she became the Director of a child and adolescent day treatment program. She returned to graduate school, attending the Drexel and Villanova joint degree program in Law and Psychology, where she and Dr. Strohman met. After earning her law degree she interned at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Division. Dr. Westendorf then became a licensed psychologist and began treating clients in a correctional and a community setting. During this time she also developed a private forensic psychology practice. Most recently she has dedicated her efforts to forensic psychological assessments. She has served on state and national psychological association committees and is a former Board member of the Wisconsin Psychology Examining Board.
Dr. Westendorf is married and lives in Wisconsin where she is raising three children.