Melanie Goetz, LMFT

(she/her)

About Me

I am motivated, as we are all motivated, by a desire to connect with others and ourselves in honoring ways. Unfortunately, in our upbringing, we often learn "rules" for connection that are no longer working in our best interest within friendships, family relations, and romantic relations. I use an attachment-oriented, trauma-informed, integrative approach with all my clients. I hope to support all of my clients in their journey towards earned-secure attachment. We'll begin by gently exploring your strengths and the natural resources you already have working for you in your day-to-day life and key relationships. We'll then discover and practice additional tools to help you maintain a present sense of groundedness as we approach more difficult work. From there, we'll explore deeper roots to bring healing towards the relational wounds that continue to plague your interactions with self and others currently. Finally, we'll consider future experiences that would likely call for old habits to return, ensuring that you will have access to these new resources practiced in therapy for when those experiences do occur. We'll go through this process in your timing, together with curiosity and tenderness. In each step we'll revisit the beautiful resources you have, deepening your sense of embodied safety within yourself and in your healthy relationships.

Education & Experience

I studied in Denver, Western Europe, and New Orleans, and, have traveled extensively all with the intention of learning about family dynamics from diverse people across the country and world. I graduated in 2018 and continued to learn and grow through numerous training programs to deepen my skillset for working with complex trauma with individuals and couples. I started by studying Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, and EMDR while still in graduate school. I trained in adapting EMDR to kids and groups with Ana Gomez. And since 2019, I have trained in somatic techniques for working with individuals through DARe and EmbodyLab, and, with couples through PACT.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

SD-CAMFT

Specialty Area

  • Attachment Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Does Not Accept Insurance