I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Clinical Psychology. I have been working as a therapist since 2013.
I have primarily worked with teens ages 13-19 in the last 7 years. My goal is to help teens feel seen, heard and figure out what their goals are for themselves. It's so hard being a teen these days and so much pressure, it's important to have a place to feel free to talk about what's going on.
I have experience working with different ages, ethnicities, SOGIE and socio economics. In my time as a therapist I've worked with a wide range of.concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, and communication issues.
My main focus is to create a space to feel heard and supported. I start with a Client Centered approach to develop the connection and help you feel safe.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Self esteem
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Post-traumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMFT #110498 (Expires: 2022-11-30)
I really enjoy meeting with Melinda, she is of Christian faith as am I and I enjoy incorporating the Bible/ The word in with my therapy. I also like the fact that she checks in with me weekly to see how I am doing. She is invested in her patients and their growth.
Melinda has been a great fit for my daughter
Melinda is very responsive, very caring and not afraid to confront you on things she feels like you are avoiding. She challenges you to tackle your problems and gives you so many tools as well as worksheets to help track/ manage whatever you need help with the most. She is so kind and caring I truly look forward to every session. She has made seeking therapy not such a scary word or thing to do.