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Melinda Dols

Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner



Year Joined: 2023

St. Cloud State University - BA in Psychology

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - MA in Counseling and Psychological Services

Areas of Experience
  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Chronic Pain & Medical Issues
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • College & Student Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Fertility or Infertility
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Life Transitions
  • OCD
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Identity
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Work Issues

More About Melinda Dols

Clinical Interests:

I work with children, adolescents, adults and families. My clinical interests include anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, relational issues, and stress management. I also work with children and adolescents who experience symptoms of ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and behavioral issues.

Clinical Approach:

I believe in meeting clients where they are at and building a therapeutic relationship to help guide the direction of therapy. I use various clinical approaches to fit the needs and goals of each client. I predominately utilize Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy to help clients achieve their identified goals on their therapeutic journey.


My personal interests include travel, musical theatre, movies, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Clinic Contact Info

Cottage Grove Clinic

6936 Pine Arbor Drive S, Suite 200
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

(651) 461-2903