Bluestem Center for Child and Family Development
124 Elton Hills Ln NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Melissa Quam has been a clinical therapist/case manager in residential care and outpatient practice. She provides individual, family, couple and group therapy.
Melissa graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her background and training is specific to working with families to respond to the needs of their children within the culture of the family.
Melissa is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to better assist children/adolescents to cope with traumatic life events. She has provided training to parents on specific interventions for children with complex developmental traumas. Melissa has also developed training for parents/foster care providers to meet the needs of children with developmental trauma within their homes.
Service Location: Office Based
Languages Spoken: English
Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate Graduate (University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare): Yes, graduated from the PACC program in 2014
Therapist personally touched by adoption? Yes, member of a foster care providing family; family touched by adoption
Young Adult (Adopted person; 19+)
Areas of Practice Strength:
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF – CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)