Melainie "Lainie" Tuggle, MSW, LCSW

Melainie, “Lainie”, has nearly a decade of experience in outpatient therapy. Lainie uses she/her pronouns. She is most passionate when working with children and adolescents to help provide life-long coping skills.

Adolescence is a daunting time and Lainie is compassionate and empathetic to the stressors that teens and pre-teens face daily. She works with patients on an individualized basis to ensure therapeutic growth.

Lainie focuses on depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, divorce and family stressors, Trauma informed care, and LGBTQIA+ informed care.

Lainie works with children ages 3yrs+, in Play Therapy. She trained and consulted in Play with a Registered Play Therapist for nearly a decade and continues to attend Play based trainings.

Lainie received her Masters Degree in Social Work at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has a Certificate in Child and Adolescent Studies and a Youth-Oriented Substance Abuse and Trauma Counseling Program (YOSAT).

Insurance plans accepted:
**Patient is responsible to confirm insurance coverage**

Patients seen:
3 years old and up

Therapeutic Approaches:
Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Sand Tray and Art Therapies.

Areas of Specializations:
Trauma Informed Care
Child Centered Play Therapy

Accepting New Patients:
Yes, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Contacting Melainie “Lainie” Tuggle, MSW, LCSW:
Text or calls: (414) 263-9355
Email: lainietuggleMSW@gmail.com