Working with child victims of abuse and children involved with adoption or divorce issues requires knowledge and skill in working with legal systems.
If you worry your child’s therapy may become relevant to a legal issue (such as custody or criminal charges), it is essential that you choose a therapist who is comfortable reporting to and testifying in court.
Melissa’s experience with complex dependency, criminal, and adoption cases aligns with her passion for connecting with other professionals (attorneys, investigators, law enforcement, Guardian ad Litem’s, social workers, medical doctors, and more) to form a collaborative team.
These extra efforts allow NewVu to provide top-notch services for children and their families.
As your child’s therapist, Melissa participates in court proceedings at your request and with the necessary consents. She is just as comfortable and confident speaking to judges on the stand as she is coordinating with attorneys by phone.