Melanie earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology at University of California, Santa Cruz and obtained a Master's in Marital and Family Therapy at Alliant International University in Irvine California in 2013.
Melanie's experience includes working with children, couples, and adults in a variety of levels of care, from outpatient to acute care for mental health crisis intervention. Melanie is a trauma-informed clinician, helping folks learn skills to cope with trauma and find a path to health and happiness.
She strives to walk beside you on your journey and to work collaboratively on the road to emotional healing. Melanie offers a warm and compassionate style, working to help you uncover strength from within and elicit a rich connection to authentic self. She believes that change in mental health happens in the safe space that is created between the therapist and the client, where each person is able to experience their true authentic self in the presence of another.