Melissa Spicer MS, LPCC, CCTP

Licenced Professional Clinical Counselor

Clinical expertise in supporting individuals with concerns related to grief & bereavement, trauma, anxiety, depression, insomnia, pre/post pregnancy, relationship conflict, parent education and career changes. Certificate training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Police Officer Wellness, Trauma, Nutritional and Integrative Medicine, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), and Teletherapy.

Offers Video and Phone Sessions

My Story

Prior to becoming a Mental Health Therapist, I spent over a decade working in Corporate America in a variety of roles including marketing, sales, real estate and product development. It was during this time, I realized I cared more about the life stories of my colleagues and customers than achieving the financial goals of the business. As a result, I went back to school and pursued a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a special emphasis in school counseling. After spending many years supporting students, teachers and parents in the school-setting as a Licensed School Counselor and Parent Educator, I decided to pursue my license as an outpatient therapist. I believe each person's individual journey is unique and it is a privilege to walk alongside my clients as I support them at different stages in their journey.

Professional Experience

I enjoy working with adult individuals who experience concerns related to grief & bereavement, trauma, anxiety, depression, insomnia, pre/post pregnancy, relationship conflict, parent education, and career changes. My goal is to create a calming environment where you can feel safe to process your emotions. As you let go of who you think you should be, space is created to become wholly who you are, to live the life you truly want while nourishing yourself on all levels. Together we can face your concerns and find new ways of moving through your life and relationships.

Special Offerings:

Clinician Specialties

Counseling for Anxiety

Is anxiety taking over your life? Does it feel like you can’t control it no matter how hard you try? Have you already tried therapy but found it ineffective? If this sounds like you, Mindfully Healing can help. Our practice offers the most effective forms of treatment, to get relief from the anxiety that you deserve. When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. That’s because anxiety therapy – as opposed to anxiety medication – treats more than just symptoms to the problem.

Counseling for New Mothers

For new moms, it can be upsetting and frightening to have feelings about motherhood that don’t seem “right.” For some women, a morning run, a healthy diet and receiving help and support from family and friends are sufficient enough to get through the initial adjustment period. For others, talking to a therapist who specializes in dealing with new motherhood issues can be comforting, relieving and enlightening. Therapists who have extensive education and training in post-partum disorders understand that hormone changes, personal and family history, and social support are all vital factors in understanding and alleviating postpartum symptoms.

Counseling for Trauma

Most people will experience trauma in their lifetime whether it’s a car accident, abuse or neglect, the sudden death of a loved one, a violent criminal act, exposure to the violence of war, or a natural disaster. While many people can recover from trauma over time with the love and support of family and friends and bounce back with resiliency, others may discover effects of lasting trauma, which can cause a person to live with deep emotional pain, fear, confusion, or posttraumatic stress far after the event has passed. In these circumstances, the support, guidance and assistance of a therapist is fundamental to healing from trauma.

Police Officer and First Responder Wellness

“Support for first responder safety and wellness is vital to the field and community, as well as the well-being of their colleagues, agencies, and families.”

"Mindfully Healing embraces a personal growth based model unlike a problem or deficiency based model of traditional mental health... Our clients experience this during their first session."

Services and Pricing

Health Insurance

In-Network With: Medica, United Health Group, Optum, Medical Assistance

Copays or payment towards your insurance deductible is due at the beginning of each session. HSA and flexible spending payments are also accepted. **Please consult with your insurance provider if you are unsure of your copay or plan deductible.

Private Pay

Individual Rate: $120 per session

Family Rate: $140 per session

Why Private Pay is Beneficial for Some Clients?
  • Insurance does not cover relational difficulties such as couples and family therapy, they require a DSM-V diagnosis for one of the members. As a fee-for-service provider, I do not have to give you a mental health diagnosis.
  • Mental health diagnoses can follow you and be documented on health records and can result in affecting life insurance applications, health insurance applications and other benefits or services.
  • Together, we can determine how many times we meet instead of the insurance company making that decision.
  • Since a treatment plan, notes and billing information are not being released to an insurance company, a greater amount of confidentiality is in place for you.

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Location

Mindfully Healing
4154 Shoreline Drive, Suite 202
Spring Park, MN 55384
Fax
(952) 491-9460

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