Therapist Profile

Name:
Melanie Lopes, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Location:
1330 Lincoln Ave. Suite 310B San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone:
415-295-2940
Website:
License Number
MFC93731
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
My clients come to me feeling stuck in old patterns of thinking and behaving and often feel hopeless and alone in their struggle. They know that change is needed but are wary of letting go of what's familiar and they may feel uncertain that lasting change is possible. My clients leave with greater self-awareness and hope, equipped with new skills for navigating the unknown and coping with life's challenges. They find a sense of empowerment in developing new ways of being and a sense of freedom in no longer feeling compelled to resort to old harmful patterns. I specialize in working with individuals who are struggling with the impacts of substance abuse, addiction, and/or trauma. I also am experienced in working with individuals who are in a relationship with someone struggling with addiction. I can help support you in your recovery, whether it is recovery from addiction, trauma, loss, or a stressful situation. For individuals struggling with addiction or substance abuse, I use a harm reduction approach and I am familiar with 12-step work and philosophy. I offer EMDR to aid in healing from trauma.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Individual Adult Psychotherapy
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Yes
Offers Teletherapy

Education

Degrees
M.S. Counseling Psychology, Dominican University of California

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Anxiety
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Depression/Clinical Depression
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Cognitive-Behavioral
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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