Dr. MELISSA A MARRAPESE, Ph.D

About Me

I use EMDR therapy to help people recover from traumatic events, including abusive experiences or other distressing events, including relationship issues, mood disorders and PTSD. My work with first responders and veterans has been life changing--by observing the life altering effects of EMDR. I feel confident EMDR can be utilized to treat a variety of problems and disorders, and I look forward to helping clients heal and lead productive, pain free lives.

Education & Experience

BS, Health Psychology MA, Clinical Psychology Ph.D., Psychology Licensed to practice psychology in Virginia and Washington State.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

The American Psychological Association The Napa-Solano Psychological Association

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sports Injuries
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military