Melanie Vinton, MA LMFT

Melanie Vinton, MA LMFT profile

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Melanie brings brightness, encouragement, and balance to her work with you. She believes that using a holistic approach encourages success. 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.

Over the past ten years, Melanie has truly refined her practice and found her passion for working with those who have experienced trauma. She uses EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy as one of her approaches and incorporates how the body holds the trauma. Melanie believes in collaboration and the use of multiple approaches to accelerate the healing process.  Melanie works with children, 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.

Currently, Melanie works primarily with trauma-based clients and conducts EMDR therapy. She collaborates with other therapists in the neighborhood to facilitate change and healing.

When Melanie is not at Invigorate, she enjoys yoga, the outdoors, and spending time with her husband and two children.

Melanie offers the following services:

Practicum and Post-Graduate Supervision Melanie is a Minnesota Board Approved Supervisor available for MFT, LPC, and LPCC licensure supervision. She provides individual and group supervision. Her approach with supervision is intuitive and she uses self as therapist as a true learning for future therapists entering the field.   

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy Melanie is a trained EMDR therapist and uses this specialized approach with children 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.

Consultation Offerings Melanie enjoys being a business owner and handling the behind the scenes tasks. She offers consultation to first time business owners who are beginning to build their private practice or small clinic. She can assist with taking the first steps in building a successful infrastructure for first time business owners. Melanie 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 engaged, 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)
  • Member, Grand Avenue Business Association (GABA)
  • Member, Minnesota Women in Psychology
  • Master of Arts, Psychotherapy, Adler Graduate School
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Business Management & Economics, Hamline University

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