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Embracing Life Wellness Center

6332 U.S. 301
Riverview, FL 33578
Free Consultation (813) 662-5919

Opening hours

8:00 am
6:00 pm
8:00 am
6:00 pm
8:00 am
6:00 pm
8:00 am
6:00 pm
8:00 am
6:00 pm
During major holidays hours may vary. Please contact the practice for current availability.

Payments Accepted

Cash, Check, Credit Cards, In Office Finance

Insurance Accepted

• Aetna PPO Beechstreet
• Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BCBS) Selected Plans
• Cigna Behavioral Health
• Gary Woods & Associates
• Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
• Golden Rule
• Humana
• Meritain
• Seminole Tribe of Florida
• Tricare
• United Behavioral Health
• United Medical Resources (UMR)
• Psychcare
• Unipsych
• Medicare/Medicaid
• MHnet

Stellar Distinctions Program

Stellar Distinction
Stellar Distinctions levels reflect the number of NeuroStar treatments during the previous 12 months, ranging from fewest (Bronze) to most (Diamond). The levels are not intended to reflect quality or skill level and are not to be viewed as an endorsement or recommendation of any provider.
Stellar program

Medical Staff

Melissa Fickey, MD

Board Certified Adult and Child Psychiatry View Bio

Melissa Fickey, MD

Board Certified Adult and Child Psychiatry

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. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND 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


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 and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Fickey also works as a forensic psychiatric consultant.


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