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Melissa Nikovics

Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner

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Year Joined: 2019
Years of Experience: 9

Education

Bethel University - BA Human Services
Bethel University - MA Clinical Psychology
Areas of Experience
  • Abuse (Sexual, Physical, Verbal)
  • Addictions
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety - General
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Christian Counseling
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • College-Aged and Student Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family of Origin
  • Family Therapy
  • Fertility or Infertility
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Incorporates Prayer
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage & Couples Therapy
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Perpetrators of Crime or Abuse
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Self-Identity
  • Serious & Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Technology Addiction
  • Work Issues

More About Melissa Nikovics

Clinical Interests:

Are you asking yourself, "Why am I here?" or "What is it all for?" These questions are core at our beliefs about meaning and purpose. My services as a clinical psychotherapist often times focus on healing and developing identity. I find reward working with couples and families in high conflict as well as individuals weighted by meaning. I serve interests in self worth and abandonment issues, where shifting experiences out of shame are sought. I operate out of the belief that some of our greatest tragedies can become our greatest triumphs.

Clinical Approach:

I have a strong background in child development and executive business leadership which helps me partner with parents and couples. My professional modality is existential and narrative therapy with cognitive behavioral and psycho-dynamic features. I will integrate motivational interviewing with psychoeducation to promote change. I rely on curriculum that support effective communication as well as psycho-education that are attachment theory based.

Hobbies:

I love cooking and hosting. My love languages are gift giving and acts of service. The best way to the heart is through the stomach, right? My best way to re-energize is turning on some music and utilizing my creativity in the kitchen. I love trying new things and NEVER measuring. When I am able to spend the day in the kitchen preparing a beautiful meal for my family I am able to experience these love languages by giving the gift of a meal. I am married with four children, two that are adults. When the family is together I am the happiest. I enjoy family competition on the tennis court and at the kitchen table playing any board game ever made. I also am regularly found at the ball field, as all four of my children play baseball and fastpitch. I am their biggest cheerleader, to the point of embarrassment for all. Because I believe we are all more alike than unalike I value travel and exposure to diverse culture. I have a personal goal to experience each continent during my lifetime.

Clinic Contact Info

Otsego Clinic

9245 Quantrelle Avenue
Otsego, MN 55330

(763) 746-9492