Melanie Brown Kroon, MFT, has worked in the field of psychotherapy  since   1997. She has a private practice in Encino, CA, specializing in  adolescent and   adult psychotherapy - with a special interest in the  creative, gifted and talented. She trained at Cedar Sinai's Early  Childhood Center, Outreach Concern   and the San Fernando Valley  Counseling Center.

Melanie is a graduate of Antioch University, with an MA in  Clinical   Psychology. Additional training includes a certificate in  psychoanalytic psychotherapy   from the Los Angeles Institute and  Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS); and a certificate of study  in counseling gifted children, adolescents and adults through SENG.  Her article on Betrayal has appeared in The Therapist Magazine of the  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and she also  writes for MSN Health and Fitness.  

As a former actor and published poet, she has a great facility  for working with clients in the entertainment  industry or other creative fields. Melanie has written and lectured on parenting, healing from betrayal, and the emotional needs of gifted adults. She can be reached at (818) 623-7023.