Melanie Anderson

Breakout Speaker

Melanie Anderson, LCSW

Lutheran Family Services
Child and Family Therapist


Melanie has extensive experience as a child welfare case manager, MDT team leader, and Child and Family Therapist. She was one of the initial coordinators hired to staff the "Impact from Infancy" Team in Douglas County, which reviews cases of children age birth to five in the juvenile court system, offering developmentally appropriate and trauma informed resources in these cases. At Family Works, a residential program for mothers in substance abuse/mental health/trauma recovery, in which they reside with their children, Melanie provided Child Parent Psychotherapy to mothers and young children with the goal of developing, preserving and repairing early attachment. She has recently changed positions to providing outpatient therapy to children and families at Lutheran Family Services with a continued focus on early attachment via Child Parent Psychotherapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, and Circle of Security Parenting.