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Hey There!

My name is Morgan Messer, MS, LMFT. (she/her)

Take a *scroll* to find out a little bit more about me as a therapist.

[See what I did there??  I... I'll see myself out now.  My bio is down below.]

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).

[Additional Training]

I am trained in EMDR (EMDRIA approved training, levels one and two) and Brainspotting (phase one).  You can find out more about EMDR here and more about Brainspotting here.

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! 

 

You can email me directly with questions, or fill out the form on the Contact Page of this website and we can schedule a free fifteen minute consultation call.

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