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Melanie Aleman

Melanie received her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University, Twin Cities and is a Board Certified Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). 

Most recently, Melanie worked directly with male-identified individuals who used abusive behaviors and violence within their intimate partner relationships. Throughout Melanie's years of work in the therapy field, she has been most drawn to working with clients who have experienced trauma and individuals who have used abusive behaviors.

Melanie's recognition of the healing and growth that come from this work by helping clients find clarity and freedom from their cycles of suffering were fundamental in the creation of Changing Point, LLC.



In addition to several years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, Melanie also has many qualifications.

Training & Certifications:

  • Certified in Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET)

  • Rule 114 Qualified Neutral

  • Rule 25 Assessment and Placement

  • Family Group Decision Making MN DHS

  • Illness Management and Recovery Training (IM&R group)

  • Change Step TM (Veteran-specific

  • Domestic Violence Program) Certified Trainer and Facilitator

  • US Air Force Family Advocacy Program (FAP) co-presenter

  • 2020 Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) presenter on COVID-19 effects on Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Abuse.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Minnesota Trauma Project 

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Board Member at large 


Jill Helgemoe

Jill received her Doctorate of Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary's University of Minnesota.

Jill's theoretical orientation is heavily influenced by many things including, but not limited to, multiculturalism, post-modernism, attachment and relational, Bowenian, systems and solution focused theories. Jill believes that each client is the expert on their own life and life experiences, and that all clients possess the answers to their own problems. She works collaboratively with clients in order to identify their goals, highlight their strengths, and assist them in taking small steps toward achieving their goals. 


Jill has over 15 years of expertise in crisis intervention, case management, advocacy and support for individuals and families in crisis. She has over 9 years of experience in community mental health settings working with individuals, couples, families and groups. Amongst her many years in practice, she also has many qualifications.

Training & Certifications:

  • Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) 

  • Clinical Hypnosis level 1

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) basic training 

  • EMDR for trauma and neglect- Early Trauma Protocol

  • EMDR and Ego State Therapy- EMDR Protocol for Dissociative Clients 

  • Prepare and Enrich Curriculum 

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Psychological Association 

  • Minnesota Psychological Association 

  • Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 

  • Minnesota LGBT Therapist Network 

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