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Melanie Ikola, MA LMFT

Melanie attended St. Mary’s University and graduated with a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Minnesota.  Melanie completed an internship with Park Avenue Center and worked as a school-linked Family Therapist with FACTS prior to returning to Park Avenue as a full-time Intake Counselor and Outpatient Therapist.  Her professional goals are to continue to develop as a culturally responsive and trauma informed therapist.  Melanie considers her greatest strength and skills to be compassion, building relationships, managing big emotions, creativity, and remaining open-minded.  She was inspired to work in this field and at Park because she is passionate about helping underserved clients overcome barriers and strive for positive change.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her pets, and restoring her 100 year old house.