Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California and have an online therapy practice. I have been working with teens since 2006 in a variety of settings including an outpatient clinic, school-based, and residential. I have assisted my teen clients in a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol use, past trauma, anger management, and ADHD.
Being a teenager is tough. There are so many stressors and pressures put on teens nowadays. Therapy is a great place to share your concerns, learn more about yourself and develop tools to assist yourself in navigating tough times throughout life.
I have really enjoyed working with my teen clients, as I find them very insightful, funny and full of great ideas and dreams for their future. I also really enjoy working with parents to help them better understand their teen and develop a more connected relationship with their child.
I believe we all have the ability to grow and overcome our personal difficulties and life stressors to live the life we want to have for ourselves and our children. I’m excited to be on this journey with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Anger management
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD
LMFT #52656 (Expires: 2022-01-31)
Understanding and clear in the goals she wants me to complete. Big fan.
Melissa is amazing. She has a rare combination of compassion and intellect which allows you to feel heard while also knowing you are learning with each session. And she does all this with a reassuring smile. Truly one of the best.
She has done an excellent job of putting into perspective things I’ve been struggling with.
It’s only been a few weeks but we have had nothing but positive experiences. Melissa has created an honest space for us to communicate and it has been extremely valuable thus far.
Melissa has been a great help to me. And surprisingly, I love the chat feature. I even prefer vs a phone call, because she sends such detailed and comprehensive replies. I just referred her to a friend.
I couldn't have been more lucky to have been matched with Melissa. Right away, she's engaged in finding the focus of what you want to work on and committed to laying a plan of action. She's cordial, timely and pleasant. You won't be disappointed with her!