HI, I AM MELANIE

 

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Leader

I have a strong passion to mentor, connect, teach, and collaborate with others in the mental health field. I value strong partnerships and provide mentoring for all members of the Invigorate team. I am an intuitive and heart-led leader in the field of mental health, with a natural strength for bringing people together and facilitating professional and personal growth and collaboration.

Melanie Vinton, MA LMFT

HI, I AM MELANIE

 

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Leader

Melanie Vinton, MA LMFT

I have a strong passion to mentor, connect, teach, and collaborate with others in the mental health field. I value strong partnerships and provide mentoring for all members of the Invigorate team. I am an intuitive and heart-led leader in the field of mental health, with a natural strength for bringing people together and facilitating professional and personal growth and collaboration.

More About Me

Background

In my work at Invigorate, I provide ongoing individual and group consultation as well as supervision to build and maintain a strong foundation for the Invigorate team, and to prepare new therapists to be successful in the mental health field.  

I have more than 14 years of experience in healing complex trauma with individuals and families. I look at issues and patterns through a trauma-informed lens and have a passion for utilizing therapies such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), somatically informed practices, and the attachment theory. I draw on this experience to assist my clients and families with the trauma healing process but also to mentor the Invigorate team with an emphasis on encouragement and collaboration so they can facilitate change and healing with their clients. In the fall of 2021, I launched a new program: “Invigorate Your Healing: Intensive deep trauma work to become the whole person you already are.” This program was created for individuals seeking to complete an intensive program that uses EMDR and somatically informed therapy to heal deep trauma. For more information about this program, click here.

As Invigorate’s Clinical Leader, I have successfully mentored and developed many emerging therapists. I primarily use self-as-therapist and an open and direct communication to mentor and support therapists entering the field for the first time. I am a Minnesota Board Approved Supervisor for MFT, LPC, and LPCC licensure boards and provide regular ongoing individual and group supervision for post-graduates.

Specialties
  • Individual and group consultation
  • Supervision
  • Complex trauma with individuals and families
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Somatically informed practices
Personal Interests

When I’m not at Invigorate, I enjoy yoga, Orange Theory, reading, being outdoors, being near water,  and spending time with my husband and two children.

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
  • Trauma-Informed Yoga Training Certificate
  • 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

Trauma Specific Trainings:

  • Somatic Psychology & EMDR Therapy: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment Certificate (12 hour training with Dr. Arielle Schwartz)
  • Somatic Psychology Series (6 hour training with Dr. Arielle Schwartz) 
  • Shame and Self-Loathing in the Treatment of Trauma Certificate (6 hour training with Janina Fisher, Ph.D.)
  • Delivering Effective EMDR Therapy Online: Implementing recent lessons learnt during the Pandemic Certificate (3 hour training with Dr Jamie Marich)
  • Attachment-Focused EMDR Certificate (12 hour training with Laurel Parnell, Ph.D.)
  • Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation Certificate (12 hour training with Janina Fisher, Ph.D.)

More About Me

Background

In my work at Invigorate, I provide ongoing individual and group consultation as well as supervision to build and maintain a strong foundation for the Invigorate team, and to prepare new therapists to be successful in the mental health field.  

I have more than 14 years of experience in healing complex trauma with individuals and families. I look at issues and patterns through a trauma-informed lens and have a passion for utilizing therapies such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), somatically informed practices, and the attachment theory. I draw on this experience to assist my clients and families with the trauma healing process but also to mentor the Invigorate team with an emphasis on encouragement and collaboration so they can facilitate change and healing with their clients. In the fall of 2021, I launched a new program: “Invigorate Your Healing: Intensive deep trauma work to become the whole person you already are.” This program was created for individuals seeking to complete an intensive program that uses EMDR and somatically informed therapy to heal deep trauma. For more information about this program, click here.

As Invigorate’s Clinical Leader, I have successfully mentored and developed many emerging therapists. I primarily use self-as-therapist and an open and direct communication to mentor and support therapists entering the field for the first time. I am a Minnesota Board Approved Supervisor for MFT, LPC, and LPCC licensure boards and provide regular ongoing individual and group supervision for post-graduates.

Specialties
  • Individual and group consultation
  • Supervision
  • Complex trauma with individuals and families
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Somatically informed practices
Personal Interests

When I’m not at Invigorate, I enjoy yoga, Orange Theory, reading, being outdoors, being near water,  and spending time with my husband and two children.

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
  • Trauma-Informed Yoga Training Certificate
  • 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

Trauma Specific Trainings:

  • Somatic Psychology & EMDR Therapy: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment Certificate (12 hour training with Dr. Arielle Schwartz)
  • Somatic Psychology Series (6 hour training with Dr. Arielle Schwartz) 
  • Shame and Self-Loathing in the Treatment of Trauma Certificate (6 hour training with Janina Fisher, Ph.D.)
  • Delivering Effective EMDR Therapy Online: Implementing recent lessons learnt during the Pandemic Certificate (3 hour training with Dr Jamie Marich)
  • Attachment-Focused EMDR Certificate (12 hour training with Laurel Parnell, Ph.D.)
  • Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation Certificate (12 hour training with Janina Fisher, Ph.D.)

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