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Counseling Staff Bios

Melissa Petoletti Director of Counseling at Reach for Resources

Melissa Petoletti

Melissa has worked in the field of behavioral health and counseling for 15 years. She brings with her experience in supervision and program development. Her approach to mental health counseling is from a strengths based and holistic approach. She feels that it is an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to support individuals and walk with them on their journey toward healing.

Susy Laursen, MSW, LGSW Counselor and Counseling at Reach for Resources

Susy Laursen, MSW, LGSW

Susy’s goal is to help you uncover your strengths, build resilience, and cultivate deeper self-awareness, in order to tear down the walls you’ve built that leave you isolated.She focuses on compassionate and collaborative care, with you leading the direction. She hopes to help you navigate life’s challenges, build resilience, and foster positive change. Susy specializes in trauma-responsive techniques for each individual, typically including mindfulness, self-empowerment, and psychoeducation. Laughter is also an important aspect of Susy’s approach. She hopes to make the thought of therapy less daunting, and to provide a space for others to experience any/all emotions with someone who’s fully present.