Melissa Bakken, MA, LPC-IT


Choosing a therapist can be an overwhelming experience. Feeling safe, heard, understood, and connected are important in the realm of therapy. I strive to meet all of those, while creating a safe space to encourage and empower you to use your strengths to overcome life’s challenges. Reaching out for help is incredibly brave and I commend you for taking this step in your journey.

I use a variety of therapeutic techniques, especially a strengths-based, non-judgmental perspective relying on respect and compassion. My goal is to make therapy a positive and effective experience.

I understand that being a parent is the greatest, and also most challenging job there is. I am excited to work with a variety of clients, but I am especially passionate about working with parents facing challenges as well as children and adolescents working through life’s difficulties. I am equally passionate about working with individuals dealing with anxiety.

Melissa Bakken, MA, LPC-IT
Phone: (608) 571-4758 | Email: