Therapist Profile

Name:
Joseph V. Melton, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
5588 North Palm Avenue Fresno, CA 93704-1913
Phone:
(559) 259-3893
Website:
License Number
LMFT12809
Practicing Since:
1976
Additional Licenses:
MFT

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
Services
Marriage counseling Individual psychotherapy
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

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

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Chronically Mentally Ill
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Couples
Creativity
Domestic Violence
EMDR
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Parenting
Play Therapy

Other

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

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