Melissa Fickey, MD

Psychiatrist & Owner at Embracing Life Wellness Center

Dr. Fickey was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area.  She completed her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Chemistry from the University of South Florida.  She later attended medical school at the University of South Florida, graduating with her medical degree. During her medical school training, she was awarded Outstanding Student in Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry and was also elected President of the American Medical Student Association.

Dr. Fickey finished her adult psychiatry residency at The University of Florida and then went on to further specialize in child psychiatry, completing the child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship program at the University of South Florida. Dr. Fickey has been in private practice since 2010 and founded The Embracing Life Wellness Center in 2014.

Dr. Fickey is recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. This fellowship is an honor that is appointed to distinguished psychiatrists to commemorate them for their substantial contributions and dedication to the psychiatric profession.

Dr. Fickey is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry.  She is an active member of the American Psychiatric Association, Florida Psychiatric Society, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Clinical TMS Society. Dr. Fickey also works as a forensic psychiatric consultant.

Dr. Fickey is a Diamond Provider for NeuroStar TMS.


Child Psychiatry Fellowship 2007 – 2009, University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
Psychiatry Residency 2004 – 2007
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Doctorate of Medicine 2000 – 2004
USF College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences for Chemistry 1997 – 1999
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 1994-1997
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

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