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Melissa Wetterlund

Job Title

  • Adjunct Faculty
    Counseling Psychology (M.A.), Graduate School

Started at Bethel



  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - B.A. Child Pyschology, 2003
  • Bethel University - M.A. Counseling Psychology, 2005

Areas of expertise

Melissa specializes in teaching and training in play therapy and child development. She integrates many of the experiences and resources from her personal practice as a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor into her classes.


In her personal counseling practice, Melissa's goal is to facilitate the process of emotional and spiritual growth for individuals, couples and families. Her practice grows out of a systems perspective that uses a relational approach to assist growth and change.  Melissa specializes in marriage and family therapy, play therapy, parenting, affair recovery, divorce, blended families, adoption, family of origin, depression & anxiety, personality disorders, children's issues, trauma, and Somatic Experiencing.  


Certificates and Licenses

Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary

AAMFT Approved Supervisor

LPCC Board Approved Supervisor

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

AAMFT- American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

APT- Association for Play Thearpy