School Services Therapist

BA, Psychology, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN (2000)

MSW, Masters of Social Work, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (2020)

Melissa provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and families in the School Linked Mental Health program.  She approaches therapy through a trauma informed lens while providing unconditional positive regard and empathy to assist in building a strong therapeutic relationship that supports growth and healing.  She utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and strengths-base therapy.  She works collaboratively with the client to develop treatment that meets the client’s individual needs and goals.