Melanie Caron-Vlasak, MSW, LCSW
Hello! My name is Melanie.
Over the past 23 years, I have been working with children and adolescents and I am passionate about giving them the skills they need to cope with the ups and downs of life. As a former school social worker and school-based therapist, I understand the demands and pressure children and teens feel.
In therapy, I use traditional talk therapy and play games, use art, writing, and music to best serve my clients. I also like to equip families with the tools and resources they need to support their children.
I grew up in beautiful Upper Michigan and then spent additional 20 years in Minneapolis, MN, where I earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Augsburg University.
In my free time, I enjoy baking, cooking, listening to Podcasts, kayaking, and spending time with my family, friends, and sweet pup.
I welcome the opportunity to be a part of your story.
Professional licenses and endorsements:
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
- Certified Child & Adolescent Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS-CA)
- Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP)
My specialties include:
- Behavioral and emotional regulation
- Family systems
- Grief & loss
- LGBTQ+ community
- School stress
- Social skills