Therapist Profile

Name:
Melody A. Brotby, M.A.
Professional Title:
Location:
24311 Oxbow Lane North Sonora, CA 95370-8336 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(209) 206-0938
Website:
License Number
LMFT19892
Practicing Since:
1985
Additional Licenses:
Licensed marriage family therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
There are times in our lives when it becomes difficult to find the answers we've been searching for, when our external world becomes so loud we're unable to hear that internal voice of wisdom. It can be during those times that a focused hour of introspection, conversation and reflection can be helpful in finding those answers we've been unable to access by ourselves. My goal is to facilitate that search, whether the focus is relationship, life direction, grieving or making life rewarding. I have trained with relationship specialists Dr John Gottman and Dr. Harville Hendrix (founder of Imago Relationship Therapy). I enjoy sharing with my clients the information, skills, coping mechanisms and insights their research has produced regarding how to have and nurture a successful, long term relationship. More and more research has shown the importance of the awareness and acknowledgement of the mind/body/spirit connection. Discovering the effect of our thoughts on our behaviors, our physical health, and our sense of contentment and happiness can become an essential ingredient in creating a life we enjoy.

About My Practice

Office Hours
9am-6pm Monday-Friday Saturday as needed
Services
Insurance
Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Out-of-Network coverage, PPO, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Alzheimer's Families
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Elder/Geriatrics/Gerontology
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Families
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Mediation
Men's Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Parenting
Personality Disorders
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Terminally Ill
Trauma
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Behavioral
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Communications
Developmental/Depth
Family Systems
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Imago Therapy
Object Relations
Process
Psychology
Satir
Self Psychology
Systems
Transactional Analysis/Redecision
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Certified Imago Therapist Certified Basic Marriage Communication Training
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity

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