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Recognizing the differences while celebrating the elements which bring us together.

Melissa B. Severance is a mental health professional and life coach located in Lake Elmo, Minnesota. She has been working to help effect positive change in people’s lives through mental health since 1987. She has had her own private practice since 2001. She is certified in EMDR as well as being a personal life coach.

As a life coach, Melissa received certifications from the Fielding Graduate Institute and Pacifica University. Coupled with her years of experience as a professional therapist gives her a unique approach to life coaching most people do not enjoy having the opportunity to experience.


Melissa treats individuals with a combination of intuition, clear thinking, training, experience, deep respect and empathy.


Melissa has created Be Somebody Else coaching to emphasize self-worth and direction.


A collection of writings by Melissa B. Severance meant for your enlightenment as well as for your enjoyment.

Be Somebody Today

By learning you have always been somebody.