Therapist Profile

Name:
Melissa W. Susac, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
1540 Schrader Blvd. Garden Suite 12 Hollywood, CA 90028 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(858) 876-4774
Website:
License Number
LMFT96855
Practicing Since:
2012
Additional Licenses:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing psychotherapy to individual adults, children and mother-infant dyads in the Hollywood area. I am psychodynamically trained and have experience working with a range of issues such as anxiety and depressive disorders, life transitions, trauma, loss, and grief. My interest in the impact of early relationships on mental health informs the work I do with all of my clients. I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is most important to the success of the treatment. I work to create a safe environment and a collaborative relationship with my clients to help them begin to think, feel, and understand themselves more deeply, empowering lasting change. Additionally, I have a special interest in maternal & infant mental health, perinatal/postpartum issues, and parenting challenges. My unique work with mother-infant dyads is designed to support mother and baby in finding one another in a healthy attachment relationship. I, also, work individually with children. Through play therapy and other projective tools, I help children understand overwhelming feelings increasing their capacity for self-regulation. I have worked with families coping with Autism Spectrum Disorders, developmental delays, attachment and processing disorders and I’ve co-facilitated Mindful Parenting Infant/Toddler Parenting groups, Mindfulness-based parent groups, and preschool readiness groups.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Call for available hours
Services
I provide psychotherapy to individual adult clients, children, and parent-infant dyads. I, also, offer parent-infant groups, mother support groups, women's groups, and parenting workshops.
Insurance
,Will provide Superbill for out of network services
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Yes
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
BA in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College, MA In Clinical Psychology from Antioch University

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Children
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Depression/Clinical Depression
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Other
Parenting
Play Therapy
Relationships
Single Parents
Stress
Trauma
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Humanistic/Existential
Object Relations
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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