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Melissa Norland-Shepard

Outpatient Mental Health Professional




Year Joined: 2019
Years of Experience: 7

North Central University - BA

Adler Graduate School - MA

Areas of Experience
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain & Medical Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • DBT Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • LGBTQIA+ Affirming
  • Life Transitions
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Work Issues

More About Melissa Norland-Shepard

Clinical Interests:

I enjoy working with clients on adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, attention/focus problems, communication skills, relationship problems, and a myriad of other stressors. I like to think of myself as a partner working with my client to help them write a better story.

Clinical Approach:

Adlerian therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), DBT, mindfulness approaches, trauma-informed therapy, Interpersonal & Social Rhythms Therapy, and polyvagal techniques.


In my spare time, I focus on intentional time with friends and family, being outside, and staying active (especially all three at once). I enjoy cooking, reading, and engaging in creative expressions, like crafting and music.

Clinic Contact Info

Minnetonka Clinic

13100 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 200
Minnetonka, MN 55305

(952) 206-2040