Melissa Stricklin (she/her or they/them)

Not Accepting Clients

I am a Queer, neurodivergent, “ExVangelical” who has lived experience with disability/chronic illness and training in trauma therapy

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Edina, MN

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual

About My Clients

Are you bothered by things that happened a long time ago? Do you put a lot of effort in avoiding things that remind you of those events? If you have PTSD, the idea of starting trauma therapy can be overwhelming. Many assume that trauma therapy will take years or that they will have to share details about trauma they hoped to never talk about. Fortunately, there is another way experience relief.

My Background and Approach

Cognitive Processing Therapy (not to be confused with Cognitive Behavioral therapy!) is scientifically shown to reduce symptoms of PTSD as little as 12 sessions (and doesn't require clients to give detailed trauma account). I understand that beginning trauma therapy may feel vulnerable or even scary. My goal is to provide you with a safe space where you can begin your healing process. I want you to be able to make informed decisions about your health, so if you have any questions feel free to contact me to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As your therapist, I am committed to providing evidence based treatment, doing my own work, and continuing to educate myself about intersectionality. The best part of my job is helping clients experience symptom relief so they can begin thriving instead of just surviving.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Optum
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Medica Health Plans
  • Health Partners
  • Preferred One
  • Minnesota Medical Assistance
  • UCare
  • Hennepin Health
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $140 - 140/session


(612) 504-3704 Email Melissa
Affinity Psychological Services
7401 Metro Boulevard (Ste 250)
Edina, MN 55439

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