Melanie Lopes


I work with individual adults who are interested in finding ways to effectively manage anxiety & stress while building self-confidence.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

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About My Clients

Have you been feeling more on edge, sensitive, and stressed lately? From the outside it may look like you're holding it together but underneath it all you’re overwhelmed, exhausted, and sometimes you wish you could just turn your mind off and feel at peace. You want to relax and start enjoying life more, but you're not sure how to make that happen. The truth is you deserve a break - a break from stress, anxiety, overthinking, and self-doubt. That's where I can help.

My Background and Approach

When you’ve got a lot on your plate, it can feel like everything is moving fast and there’s never enough time in the day. I’ve found that the first step toward making any change is to SLOW DOWN. If you can learn to pause or slow down every once in a while, it opens up the space for you to make a choice about how you want to proceed and that's where change can happen. My goal is to help you learn to slow down and take a closer look at your patterns of thinking and coping, so that we can find ways to support those patterns that are helpful, and change those patterns that keep you stuck and are causing difficulty. As your therapist, I want to help you find relief, feel more at peace, and start living a life with less anxiety and more confidence. Even in the midst of challenging times you can start to feel more hopeful, satisfied, and ultimately bring more joy and satisfaction into your life & relationships. ​

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I’ve had those days when it’s really hard to get moving in the morning, when I feel tense and on edge, overwhelmed, and unsure, when I lose perspective, and when I feel irritated each time something new gets dropped on my plate because I'm already maxed out. Fortunately, those days are few and far between because I've learned that there are things that I can do to help get me back on track. I became a therapist because I wanted to help other people experience this too. I want to share with you the most effective techniques and practices that not only help me through challenges, but also have helped bring calm, stability, and satisfaction to the variety of people that I’ve worked with over the years. I can’t wait for you to experience it for yourself. Contact me if you want to learn more about how I can help. I look forward to talking with you.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Rate: $150 - 180/session

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