Wilfredo Melendez

(MS, LMHC)
Therapist Wilfredo Melendez Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor by the State of Florida. I graduated from Springfield College Master in Counseling Program in 2012. I have extensive experience working with families, parents, children and teenagers in a variety of issues from depression, anxiety, divorce, relationship and parenting issues as well as academic challenges, substance abuse, addictions, physical, sexual and emotional abuse, trauma and mood disorders.

In my therapy approach I placed the client's thoughts and feelings first using the most modern techniques of Motivational Interviewing, CBT, DBT, TFCBT, and Mindfulness Stress Reduction. I believe in respect, honesty and decency with compassion and sensitivity. I want to help my clients overcome any obstacle that presents to their lives. I want to help you become the best version of yourself you can be.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMHC #FL MH12952 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Wilfredo for 1 month

Wilfredo is an amazing counsellor, a humble and kind person with great capability to make you feel at ease and comfortable. It was great working with Wilfredo and I enjoyed and learned something new and useful every single time we talked. Working with Wilfredo, you will feel that you know him for years, right from your first session, that speaks to his personality and kindness as a person. While I will need to stop using the consulting services, I hope our paths crosses again and I would love to have a face to face meeting someday! Stay safe Will and thank you for your good advice and the effective tools you have equipped me with! God bless!

Written by S.H. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Wilfredo for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Cool guy, can be funny, chill, serious… definitely knows his stuff, easy and fun to engage with, personalised experience that helps.

Written by D.A. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Wilfredo for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

You will not find a better man in which makes for the best Therapist.
Real, honest and extremely helpful.
You will not be disappointed and if you are there's something wrong with you, not his therapy lol

Written by B.I. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Wilfredo for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues

He came into my life when I was at my lowest point he saved me and every session we have I come away feeling stronger and ready to face the world and its thanks to him.
"What would Wilf do" this is my motto when I'm struggling and straight away this phrase I tell myself grounds me and I can focus and move forward with what ever problem I'm having

Written by E.L. on Jul 08, 2021 after therapy with Wilfredo for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Wilfredo is a down to earth therapist that you can relate to. I love his style of counseling, educational and practical. I highly recommend Wilfredo to anyone.

Written by N.A. on Jul 06, 2021 after therapy with Wilfredo for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Wilfredo was a wonderful counsellor - he was funny and friendly and the space always felt safe for me. I really enjoyed his focus on mindfulness techniques and found the exercises that he gave me practical for everyday use and immediately very powerful. He is also very good at coming up with strong metaphors and analogies that simplify situations and bring clarity to the concepts he is talking about, which I personally found extremely helpful. I can honestly say that Wilfredo has helped me to begin approaching the world, and myself, differently and I would recommend him to anyone.

Written by A.N. on Jul 03, 2021 after therapy with Wilfredo for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Wilfredo is kind and understanding. He listens and tailors the sessions to meet my needs, and builds on the progress that I've made. He has helped me develop practical tools to apply to my own life; myself and my loved ones have noticed real positive changes in my life. Thank you Wilfredo!

Written by C.A. on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with Wilfredo for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

An absolute gem of a guy. Wilfredo comes equiped with well placed jokes to lighen the mood, and a proper amount of wisdom to help you help yourself. I'd recommend him to anyone for he has a tremendous amount of experience in many facets of mental health.
His guided meditations are POWERFUL.

Written by S.U. on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Wilfredo for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Wilfredo has been absolutely great. Very smart guy.

Written by O.L. on Mar 15, 2021 after therapy with Wilfredo for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Wilfredo takes the time to listen to my concerns and makes me feel heard and valid. If there is a touchy subject where I am visibly uncomfortable talking about it, he lightens the mood after with some joking or storytelling. I feel as though it is another friend I made. 10/10 would recommend!

Written by H.A. on Nov 06, 2020 after therapy with Wilfredo for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Wil is a friendly, kind, knowledgeable and disarming professional. He is warm and genuine while still being firm/assertive and providing valuable insight. I felt that he and I were friends from the start. What a special person Wilfredo is. I would recommend him to anyone for any reason relating to talk/clinical therapy. I feel safe and attended to in our sessions.