Melissa Jenks

Melissa Jenks, MS

Children’s Wisconsin since 2014



In attending the initial appointment, I think the family and child are already showing me the strength they possess. Asking for help in general and in particular with your children, takes a lot of strength and courage. I feel honored and take my role very seriously knowing that the parents or guardians are entrusting me with their struggles and their children. I have experience working in residential and outpatient settings. I have worked with children and adolescents who have experienced abuse, trauma, neglect, domestic violence, divorce, anxiety, attention/concentration and hyperactivity problems, suicidal thoughts and self-harm, depression, foster care, adoption, and legal and behavioral problems. In treatment, I believe the child’s parent/guardians are an integral part of the change and healing process.

Areas of Interest

  • Pediatrics
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Behavior Problems
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Depression
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma
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Education and Awards


  • 2005, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee,