Michelle Meehan, MA, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
I take a psychodynamic approach to talk-based therapy aimed at forgiving ourselves for the things that happened to us while building insight into the ways our experiences taught us to see the world. I self-identify as a nerd with an affinity for British TV, all things MCU, and the scientific method. I believe the practice of hypothesizing about our thoughts and reactions by staying curious without assumption or judgement is how we allow ourselves to make the connections between past pains and current patterns of thought and behavior. I have great comfort treating pain associated with depression, anxiety, trauma, disrupted attachment, disordered eating, obsessional patterns, executive functioning, identity exploration (including but not limited to LGBTQA+, race, religion), minor to major life transitions, and the general dissatisfied feeling of being “stuck”. I work primarily with children and adolescents ages 11 to 25 years old (sorry early 20 somethings, neurologically you’re not fully cooked until 25). I offer in-person and telehealth appointments with a strong belief that therapy should be at least weekly. Working with me means individual therapy will always be the focus of treatment but family therapy and parent consultation will be offered as clinically relevant.
Education and Training:
-Bachelor of Arts – Psychology (Illinois Wesleyan University)
-Master of Arts – Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Bradley University)
-Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy)
-Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program Certificate (Minnesota Psychoanalytic Institute and Society)