Melanie believes that she needs to meet people where they are at in their lives and walk alongside their journeys of healing and recovery. She has worked in child welfare and in community mental health; and is experienced working with folks from all backgrounds and traumas. Melanie is experienced working with folks with a variety of diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, and those are just to name a few. She is experienced working with historical trauma, grief and loss, relationship challenges, domestic violence, difficult life transitions, and abuse.

Melanie provides a warm , comforting and confidential space to allow an environment of healing and recovery. She works with folks at their own pace and comfort level with a trauma informed and person-centered care approach.

During Melanie’s free time, she loves being outdoors camping and hiking, spending time with her family, and going to live music shows. She also prefers to be called Mel.

Insurances Accepted: UCare, HealthPartners, Cigna, Aetna, Preferred One, MN Health Care Program, Hennepin Health, PrimeWest

Locations: Woodbury Office and Woodbury Stable

Contact: melanie@healinglivescounseling.com or 651-414-1139.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Basic EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Training, EMDR Institute
  • Minnesota Board of Social Work –  Board Approved Supervisor
  • Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy – Board Approved Supervisor
  • Family Group Facilitation

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • National Association of Social Work (NASW)
  • National Association of Social Work – MN Chapter (NASW-MN)

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