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Melanie M Alford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPH, LICSW
Photo of Melanie M Alford, MSW, MPH, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Melanie M Alford

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPH, LICSW

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2 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Waitlist for new clients
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Real change comes from understanding why our own impulses and behaviors hold us back from experiencing our true potential and discovering the skills to create the change we seek. I believe in a holistic, person-centered approach to therapy that helps people find the answers that were inside them all along. As a therapist, I am intuitive and compassionate, yet direct, and employ a mix of modalities, including traditional psychotherapy, cognitive therapy and mindfulness techniques.
I am especially interested in helping people who are dealing with issues in the following areas: new onset/chronic disease/disability; experiences of physical and sexual trauma; relationship difficulties; depression, anxiety and anger. I specialize in working with individuals from the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and non-conforming gender communities.
As a sex-positive practitioner, I enjoy helping individuals and/or couples who are exploring their sexual and relationship practices.
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My Practice at a Glance

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Manzanita Therapy, LLC

Minneapolis, MN 55407

I specialize in Transgender, Trauma and PTSD and LGBTQ+ 
$165 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
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My Practice at a Glance

Waitlist. Contact to join the list for online therapy.

Manzanita Therapy, LLC

Minneapolis, MN 55407

I specialize in Transgender, Trauma and PTSD and LGBTQ+ 
$165 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $165
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by Cash, Check

Insurance

  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Health Partners/Cigna
  • HealthPartners of MN and WI
  • Medical Assistance
  • Minnesota Care
  • UCare
  • Out of Network
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage.
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Melanie M Alford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPH, LICSW
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage.
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Melanie M Alford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPH, LICSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Minnesota / 21061 Melanie M Alford
  • In Practice for 10 Years
  • Certificate from NASW #886631629 / 2013
  • Certificate from Minnesota Board of Social Work LICSW #21061 / 2013
  • Attended UC Berkeley, Graduated 2008
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience.
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Melanie M Alford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPH, LICSW
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience.
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Melanie M Alford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPH, LICSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • LGBTQ+

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anxiety
  • Bisexual
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Geriatric and Seniors
  • Grief
  • Lesbian
  • Life Coaching
  • Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Do these issues align with your needs?
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Melanie M Alford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPH, LICSW
Do these issues align with your needs?
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Melanie M Alford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPH, LICSW

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Transgender Allied

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic Therapy techniques
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like.
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Melanie M Alford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPH, LICSW
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like.
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Melanie M Alford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPH, LICSW

Location

Primary Location

Manzanita Therapy, LLC

Minneapolis, MN 55407

Photo of Melanie M Alford, MSW, MPH, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melanie M Alford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPH, LICSW
Photo of Melanie M Alford, MSW, MPH, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melanie M Alford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPH, LICSW