My name is Morgan Messer, MS, LMFT. (she/her)
Take a *scroll* to find out a little bit more about me as a therapist.
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Who is Morgan?
[The short version]
I am a queer, biracial (Latina + white), Millennial woman and I am not your stereotypical therapist. I love working with all of the messiness of life and the people that don’t fit into nice, neat checkboxes on a standardized form. Whether your version of mess pertains to relationships and non-monogamy, gender and sexuality, and/or race and culture… I want to meet you in those middle identities and help you sort through all the bullshit that life throws at you. I do serious work without taking myself too seriously. Working with me means working with a direct, funny, and human therapist who will hold you through your hurts and call you on your shit.
[The slightly longer version]
All that other stuff up there is still true in this version, so go read that first if you haven’t already. I work with adult individuals and partnerships (couples, non-monogamous/polyamorous partnerships, etc.) and while this is normally the part where I would state the topics I specialize in, I am not going to say I only work with XYZ problem because I believe that life is too messy to compartmentalize the work of therapy that way. That being said, I do have a special interest in working with relational topics (communication, boundaries, sex, trust, intimacy, etc.) and in working with queer, non-monogamous, and/or mixed race / multi-cultural folks, along with all of the nuance that comes with these populations.
My clinical approach as a therapist varies somewhat from person to person, but generally speaking I have a systemic lens to my work; all that really means is that I make sure we incorporate the big picture of your life when trying to understand problems, relationships, and experiences. I also tend to work from a narrative therapy approach, meaning I view our lives like stories that we are constantly writing and rewriting. I pride myself, however, in getting creative with those foundations and working collaboratively with my clients to build the therapeutic approach that works best for them. I would be happy to connect with you and chat about whether my approach and style can work for you!
[Education & Licensure]
I received my BS in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota — Twin Cities, followed by my MS in Marriage & Family Therapy from the University of Wisconsin — Stout. As part of my graduate education, I also completed a graduate certificate in Sex Therapy. I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Minnesota (LMFT #4197).
If there is anything else you would like to know about my style, education, and/or experience before working together, please reach out and ask!