Melanie Vinton, MA LMFT
Melanie brings brightness, encouragement, and balance to her work with you. She believes that using a holistic approach encourages success. Working seven years (and massive amount of hours) in the business world, she realized that she wanted less business suits and more business/life balance.
Melanie switched her career path and graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Psychotherapy from Adler Graduate School in November 2007, and established Invigorate Life Counseling, pllc in 2010. Melanie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion to support and reframe your ‘nutty nonsense’ thoughts into positive, forward-moving action.
She often uses EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy as one of her approaches with clients that may feel stuck in the past or are having difficulty getting through life’s obstacles. Melanie works with children, adolescents, teens, adults, couples, and families. Some areas of focus and experience include achieving work-life-balance, anxiety, trauma, depression, self-esteem improvement, as well as communication and boundary issues.
As a co-owner of Invigorate Life Counseling, Melanie believes that having an eclectic community of therapists provides greater opportunities to strengthen and revitalize both individuals and families.
Melanie offers the following services:
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy Melanie is a trained EMDR therapist and uses this specialized approach with children, adolescents, teens, and adults. She uses a variety of EMDR protocols to assist with the healing process of trauma, anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, chemical dependency, and fears. Learn more about EMDR.
Psychotherapy groups Melanie has facilitated a wide variety of groups and is very passionate about the benefits a group therapy process can provide. Some groups she has facilitated in the past include Managing Mental Health Symptoms, Healthy Relationships, Self-Esteem and Encouragement to name a few. Groups are currently offered in the office or in the community.
Supervision / Case Consultation Melanie is a Minnesota Board Approved Supervisor available for MFT, LPC, and LPCC licensure supervision (individual and group). She also offers case consultation for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers and Case Managers.
Communication Workshops for Companies Melanie offers communication workshops to assist employers and employees with team building and communication exercises. She offers services to provide skills to resolve conflict, communicate more effectively, and to increase productivity in the workplace. Melanie believes that companies who address issues within the work environment produce healthier, more satisfied, and higher functioning employees.
Education, Trainings and Affiliations:
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Minnesota Board (#2088)
- Minnesota Board Approved Supervisor for LMFT, LPC, and LPCC
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) Trained
- Member, Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapists
- Member, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
- Member, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)
- Master of Arts, Psychotherapy, Adler Graduate School
- Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Business Management & Economics, Hamline University