"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

- Anais Nin

Please note, I'm on a leave of absence until further notice

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If you have found your way to this page  you may be feeling uncared for in your relationships, helpless, confused and alone. Perhaps an important relationship is on the rocks or has recently ended. You may  have felt this way before, and wonder why this  keeps happening in your life. Or you have been told that you are too emotional or too sensitive,  and wonder why people don’t seem to understand  your feelings. 


I imagine that you are creative, smart and hardworking, and yet feel like people just don’t get you. You are so full of life and yet feel equally isolated and misunderstood. I believe that it is so important to be “got,” to be understood. If you feel bad there may be reasons other  than that there is something wrong with you. Some people are afraid to start therapy because they are afraid of being told once again that there is something wrong with them.


I am a warm, compassionate therapist who has been through my own healing journey. I honor the process of healing and the person courageous enough to risk sharing their feelings with me. In addition to  seeing individuals, I also work with couples and families. Couples and  families, too, may need help to get out of destructive patterns and  learn to reach and truly understand each other.


I am a licensed psychotherapist (MFC Lic. #41809) with a successful practice, who has lectured and written on parenting, healing from betrayal, codependency and the emotional needs of gifted adults. I love to work with teens and adults in all fields who value creativity, love, integrity and a passion for life. I also work with other therapists who seek therapy for themselves. Since I am licensed in  California, I am only authorized to see clients who are in California.


Please contact  me and I'd be happy to provide a free phone consultation. 

All the best,

Melanie