Melissa Stricklin (she/her/hers)

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I am a Queer “ExVangelical” with ADHD and an invisible disability/chronic illness who specializes in Solutions Focused therapy

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Edina, MN

  • Individual

About My Clients

Do you feel like you are good at taking care of everyone but yourself? Do you want to experience connection and fulfillment instead of the chronic desire to zone out? Do you want a therapist who avoids being "Minnesota nice" and instead shows up in a way that is honest, straightforward, and kind? If so, please contact me so we can work together to help you start thriving instead of just surviving.

My Background and Approach

As a Solutions Focused therapist, I work with my clients as a team to discover creative ways to start addressing problems. I believe empathy and feedback are equally important tools in my toolbox and I enjoy educating clients when they want to learn about mental health symptoms, social systems, or therapy styles.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am committed to doing my own work, believing what you tell me, and continuing to educate myself about intersectionality. My style has been influenced by Feminist Theory which emphasizes being mindful of the ways that systemic oppression affects mental health. I practice from a sex positive perspective, and I believe in health at every size.

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

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English


(952) 214-4282 Email Melissa
Affinity Psychological Services
7401 Metro Boulevard (Ste 250)
Edina, MN 55439

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