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Melissa C. Scanlan, MSW, LICSW

Melissa C. Scanlan, MSW, LICSW
  • Practicing Department: Mental Health
  • Social Worker

I provide assessment and treatment to children and adolescents with a variety of behavioral health conditions at the HealthPartners Regions Behavioral Health Clinic in Maplewood. I am a Registered Play Therapist and use a play-based approach in my work with young children and their families. For adolescents and young adults, I use a variety of treatment modalities, including hypnosis, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapies. I practice from a holistic perspective, connecting the mind and the body in addressing symptoms.

My special interests include working with families of children who are experiencing chronic illness, adoption and attachment-related issues, as well as those who have been exposed to trauma. I was drawn to working with children early on in my practice and find that I appreciate their honesty and willingness to learn.

In my free time, I enjoy CrossFit, spending time with my family playing board games, and cooking new, healthy recipes.

I am a member of the Association for Play Therapy.



  • Professional School: Augsburg College 2005
  • Certification: No Information on Record
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