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Melanie Almada, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in CA More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

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Hi there, I'm Melanie!

As a therapist, my main objective is to create a therapeutic space that promotes growth. No matter your reason for seeking therapy - be it a recent transition, difficulty coping with past negative experiences, or an increase in unpleasant symptoms - it is always important to invest in your personal growth and wellness.

My approach

Since each individual is unique, I utilize various therapeutic methods to fit your needs. My approach draws from modalities such as Client-Centered Therapy, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Person-Centered, Play Therapy, Solution Focused, Strength-Based, and Trauma Focused techniques.

My focus

I specialize in working with children, preteens (ages 8-12), adolescents/teens, and individuals dealing with anxiety, career counseling, coping skills, cultural stress, depression, grief, job stress, life coaching, life transitions, school issues, self-esteem, sports performance, stress, and women's issues.

My communication style

My communication style aims to provide a supportive space where we can work together towards your goals. I offer sessions in English as well as Portuguese.

My journey to mental healthcare

I hold a Master's degree in Psychology and have over 10 years of experience working with youth and families across diverse settings including schools, outpatient facilities, and medical clinics. This varied background has equipped me with the skills and knowledge to effectively support my clients.

My goals for you

My goal is to empower you on your journey of personal growth and wellness. Through our work together, I aim to help you develop coping skills, gain new perspectives, and build the resilience to navigate life's challenges with confidence.

My first session with you

In our first session, we will discuss what brings you to therapy and collaborate to identify your unique goals. This will lay the foundation for our therapeutic relationship and guide our work moving forward. I look forward to supporting you on your path to enhanced well-being.

About Melanie

Specialities

  • Adolescents/Teens
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Children
  • Coping Skills
  • Cultural Stress
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Job Stress
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Methods

  • Client Centered Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused

Practice

License

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Cigna, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, and Tricare West

Languages spoken

  • English and Portuguese

Education

  • Masters of Arts (MA) in Psychology/ Marriage and Family Therapy - Brandman University (12/2015)

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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