Therapist Profile

Name:
Mell LaValley, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
P. O. Box Loomis, CA 95650
Phone:
(916) 719-2520
License Number
LMFT18986
Practicing Since:
1984
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I have 28 years of experience working with children of all ages and with different needs. I specialize in working with adopted children and their adoptive families. The entire family is my client because each member of the household is impacted by the wounds and trauma of the adopted child. I provide in-home therapy. I also am the therapist for a program I co-founded, Warrior's Soul, Inc. We work primarily with active duty servicemen/women, combat veterans and their families.

About My Practice

Office Hours
My primary days are Wednesday and Thursday. I am available some Saturdays and Sundays. Hours are flexible.
Services
Family, couples,individuals (though if working with an adopted child, at least one parent must be present), Equine Guided Psychotherapy. I also am co-founder of Warrior's Soul, Inc. We provided psychotherapy incorporating horses into the psychological, emotional and spiritual healing.
Insurance
Blue Shield, Other, Private Pay, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
B.A. Psychology B.A. Religious Studies M.A. Psychology

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Children
Childhood Trauma
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
EMDR
Families
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Parenting
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Trauma
Victims of Crime

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Cognitive-Behavioral
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Certifications
E.M.D.R. Level II Certified Equine Guided Educator
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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