Therapist Profile

Joseph V. Melton, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
5588 North Palm Avenue Fresno, CA 93704-1913
(559) 259-3893
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I have had many personal experiences educational opportunities leading to my career as psychotherapist and Marriage and Family Therapist. I studied Spanish and cross-cultural sociology in Ponce, Puerto Rico and Mexico City. I received a B.A. in philosophy with a minor in history and an STB in theology as a young man. I was ordained a Catholic priest and did parish work in Michigan in Spanish and English. I served as chaplain for the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO in Delano, CA and later as social worker and counselor at the Farm Workers Clinic in Delano.

I received an M.S. in Psychology in 1976 from CSU Bakersfield and have provided psychotherapy and marriage counseling in Spanish and English for 25 years. For ten years I have conducted due process hearings in the hospitals of Fresno and Merced Counties in which I determine whether a psychiatrist can legally detain patients for involuntary hospital treatment or if the patient has a legal right to be discharged.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Marriage counseling Individual psychotherapy
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


M.S., Psychology, 1974, Cal State Bakersfield

Area of Specialty

Chronically Mentally Ill
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Domestic Violence
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Play Therapy


Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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