Melissa Pavlik, LMFT

I appreciate the courage it takes to be vulnerable and allow someone to hear your story. We all need an emotionally safe, non-judgmental space to connect, explore, and learn about oursevles. I believe you are the expert in your life and I can provide that space to guide you on your journey of self-awareness and healing.

I use an individualized, strength-based approach to help you identify problematic patterns and strengths while developing healthy coping skills in order to move towards growth and desired change. I enjoy working with adolescents and their families allowing them the space to explore their ever-changing worlds, big ideas, and learn to manage their emotions that so often control their lives. I value the unique stories everyone tells and welcome any adults or adolescents interested in exploring the variety of challenges life may offer.

  • Education

    • M.A. – St. Mary’s University of MN
    • B.A. – University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

  • Clinical Experience

    • Headway School-based outpatient therapy
    • Fairview Adolescent Crisis Stabilization
    • Phoenix Recovery Programs dual-diagnosis residential treatment center

  • Specialties & Issues

    • Adolescents or adults
    • depression
    • Anxiety
    • Life transitions
    • Family therapy
    • Substance abuse
    • Trauma
    • Grief
    • family conflict
    • Parenting
    • Issues of sexuality and gender

  • In-Network with

    CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers including:
    • BCBS – Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • MHCP – MA
    • Medical Assistance
    • PreferredOne
    • UCare
    • HealthPartners
    • Cigna
    • Aetna
    • Hennepin Health
    • – Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.

  • Resources

    Understanding research and the root cause of common psychological issues is a great first step to creating a healthier you!

    What is Trauma and How Can Therapy Help? Trauma Handout

Contact US

310 Clifton Ave
Minneapolis, MN

  • "Great counseling center that has very focused care. They make you feel comfortable and it's in the heart of uptown."
  • "Highly recommend. Andrea and team made us feel comfortable confident. Very unique space and comfortable space was a plus for our son."
  • "Friendly staff. Nice offices. Conveniently located."

Contact Us!

Phone: 612-223-8898
Fax: 612-223-8899
Email: info@care-clinics.com