Attending your child’s IEP meeting can be a stressful and complex process. Whether you are new to the process or have previously attended IEP meetings, here are some helpful tips to make sure your child is getting appropriate services within the school setting: Understand what your child’s educational disability is. There are 13 different disabilities […]
About Melissa Joshel
Melissa Joshel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. She earned her Masters of Education degree in Community Counseling from Loyola University in Chicago. In addition, she earned her Masters of Social Work degree from Jane Addams School of Social Work.
Melissa spent 10 years working in a residential treatment center and therapeutic day school for children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavior disorders, including children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder and Anxiety Disorders. She has over 10 years of experience working in public elementary schools providing therapy for children with Emotional Disabilities, Intellectual Delays, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Melissa has assisted families in accessing educational and community services. Throughout her career she has worked passionately with families to help their children reach their full potential.